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Oral history interview with Jan Brinkers, Willie Brinkers, and Andries van der Meer

Oral History | Accession Number: 1989.67.9 | RG Number: RG-50.012.0009

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Jan Brinker, born in 1915 in Utrecht, Netherlands, describes his family and childhood; his family hiding Jews at the beginning of the war; getting married in September 1940; and finding out about what the Germans did to the Jews during the war.
Willie Brinker, born in 1914 in Putten, Netherlands, describes his family and childhood.
Andries van der Meer, born in 1921 in Rinowerden (possibly Renswoude, Netherlands), describes his family and childhood; growing up with little money; having to leave school at age 13 and find work to support his family; the antisemitism in his school; going to Utrecht when the war broke out; working in the resistance with the other men; and his and the other men’s experiences after the war.

Interviewee
Andries van der Meer
Willie Brinkers
Jan Brinkers
Interviewer
Gay Block
Malka Drucker
Date
1988 July 17  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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