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Oral history interview with Christine Hilsum

Oral History | Accession Number: 1989.67.40 | RG Number: RG-50.012.0040

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

Christine Hilsum, born in 1910 in Enschede, Netherlands, describes her family and childhood; being raised in the Protestant tradition; getting married to a Jewish man in 1933; hearing about increasing levels of antisemitism; working as an au pair in England and France for a Jewish family; having two children before the war; being scared for her family after the war began; her husband having to wear a star after the war began and soon going into hiding; working with the underground movement distributing ration cards and taking people into hiding; having nightmares about her experiences during the war; and being honored by Yad Vashem.

Interviewee
Christine Hilsum
Interviewer
Gay Block
Malka Drucker
Date
1988 February 14  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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