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Oral history interview with Jacob Oversloot and Martha Oversloot

Oral History | Accession Number: 1989.67.68 | RG Number: RG-50.012.0068

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

Jacob Oversloot (born May 30, 1906) describe his family; living in Rotterdam, Netherlands; his parents transporting soldiers in their boat during World War I; his father’s death in 1916; working for his uncle when he was a teenager; finding a job farming beets for sugar; working in a department store in Amsterdam, Netherlands; being sent to work in Demmerik, Netherlands, where he began a family; the beginning of the war; taking in Jews to hide during the war; and immigrating to the United States in 1951; and his life in California.
Martha Oversloot describes her immigration to the United States in 1939 with her husband, who was Jewish; not raising her two children Jewish; living in Holland before emigrating; and her life now with Jacob.

Interviewee
Martha Oversloot
Jacob Oversloot
Interviewer
Gay Block
Malka Drucker
Date
1987 June 05  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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