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Oral history interview with Semmy Riekerk

Oral History | Accession Number: 1989.67.72 | RG Number: RG-50.012.0072

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

Semmy Riekerk, born on February 26, 1916 in the Netherlands, describes her family; attending a Lutheran school; starting a taxi business with her boyfriend; getting married in June 1938; attending school on the Jewish side of town; joining the underground movement with her husband; hiding Jews in her home; keeping a book that listed the names of everyone she helped to hide; the arrest of her husband during the war and finding out that he had died in Bergen-Belsen; getting married again after the war; receiving a medal from Yad Vashem in 1982; and her current work speaking out against antisemitism.

Interviewee
Semmy Riekerk
Interviewer
Gay Block
Malka Drucker
Date
1988 July 13  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
2 videocassettes (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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