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Oral history interview with Jan W. de Haan

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1989.67.16 | RG Number: RG-50.012.0016

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    Oral history interview with Jan W. de Haan


    Interview Summary
    Jan W. de Haan, born in 1920 in Bussum, Netherlands, describes his family and childhood; living in the Spiegel neighborhood; his experience being honored at Yad Vashem for being a rescuer of Jews in the Netherlands during World War II; his father’s involvement in the Social Democratic Party; beginning to help Jewish families in 1941 by distributing ration cards; joining the underground movement in Amsterdam; doing espionage work for England; getting arrested for his work and being sent to Hague, Netherlands for interrogation; being sent to a prison camp in Hameln, Germany; becoming a radio announcer after the war; and getting married in 1948.
    Jan W. de Haan
    Gay Block
    Malka Drucker
    interview:  1988 July 14

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Personal Name
    Haan, Jan W. de, 1920-

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    Gay Block
    Gay Block and Malka Drucker produced the interview with Jan W. de Haan on July 14, 1988 in for their book "Rescuers: Portraits of Moral Courage in the Holocaust," Holmes & Meier, 1992, as well as their documentary film "They Risked Their Lives: Rescuers of the Holocaust." The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch received the tapes of the interviews from Malka Drucker and Gay Block in March 1989.
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