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Oral history interview with Jan W. de Haan

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

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

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.

Interviewee
Jan W. de Haan
Interviewer
Gay Block
Malka Drucker
Date
1988 July 14  (interview)
Language
Dutch
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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