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Oral history interview with Christina Zilverberg

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1989.67.23 | RG Number: RG-50.012.0023

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    Oral history interview with Christina Zilverberg


    Interview Summary
    Christina Zilverburg, born in Papendrecht, Netherlands, describes her family and childhood; being raised in the Christian tradition; working as a phone operator until 1951 in Amsterdam; how on November 22, 1940 her Jewish colleagues were sent home from the phone office; hiding an old woman and a young boy during the war; her husband hiding for two and a half years with his whole family and a young Polish girl; her memories of liberation day on May 4, 1945; getting married in 1949; immigrating to Israel with her husband in 1951; planting a tree at Yad Vashem in memory of her efforts to help and rescue Jews during the war; and her children’s interest in what she did during the war.
    Christina Zilverberg
    Gay Block
    Malka Drucker
    interview:  1988 July 19

    Physical Details

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

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Zilverberg, Christina.

    Administrative Notes

    Holder of Originals
    Gay Block
    Gay Block and Malka Drucker produced the interview with Christina Zilverberg on July 19,1988 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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