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Oral history interview with Johanna Hak and Wilhelm Hak

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1989.67.35 | RG Number: RG-50.012.0035

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    Oral history interview with Johanna Hak and Wilhelm Hak


    Interview Summary
    Johanna and Wilhelm Hak (born August 8, 1911 in Glessen, Netherlands) describe their family backgrounds in the Netherlands; Wilhelm’s family’s desire to help rescue Jews during the war; Wilhelm helping his father sell potatoes to make money for his family; Wilhelm not personally knowing any Jews; the German invasion of the Netherlands in 1940; Wilhelm managing to get food stamps for local Jewish families; Wilhelm becoming involved with the underground movement; getting married in 1947; and talking about the war with his children and grandchildren.
    Johanna Hak
    Wilhelm Hak
    Gay Block
    Malka Drucker
    interview:  1988 July 12

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

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    Gay Block
    Gay Block and Malka Drucker produced the interview with Johanna and Wilhelm Hak on July 12, 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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