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Oral history interview with Johannes de Vries

Oral History | Accession Number: 1989.67.17 | RG Number: RG-50.012.0017

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

Johan de Vries describes his life growing up in Friesland, Netherlands; becoming a coal miner in the southern part of the country in 1929 and working there for 16 years; he and his wife volunteering to take in a Christian child from Rotterdam for a year; agreeing to take in a Jewish boy in 1942 and later volunteering to take in about fifteen other Jewish people throughout the war; being warned by the police department and by neighbors when the Germans planned to make an inspection of their house; and Yad Vashem honoring him and his wife for their war-time efforts in 1977.

Interviewee
Johannes de Vries
Interviewer
Gay Block
Malka Drucker
Date
1988 June 02  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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