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Oral history interview with Jan Sevinga-Brouwer and Janse Sevinga-Brouwer

Oral History | Accession Number: 1989.67.76 | RG Number: RG-50.012.0076

Jan and Janse Sevinga-Brouwer discuss their families which were originally from Friesland in the Netherlands; life in the 1930s and the rise of Hitler in Germany; being involved in the resistance during the war; Janse's father who was exceptionally active in finding hiding places for Jews; hiding two Jewish girls for two years; Janse's arrest along with her father in connection with possession of illegal rationing coupons and being held in a Dutch prison for seven months; Jan’s opinion that the churches did not much to help rescue Jews; Jan’s draft into the army and his service in the Netherland Indies (Netherlands Antilles) until 1948; their marriage in 1949; their four children; and their thoughts on whether the Holocaust could happen again.


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Interviewee
Janse Sevinga-Brouwer
Jan Sevinga-Brouwer
Interviewer
Gay Block
Malka Drucker
Date
interview:  1988 July 17
Language
Dutch
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:47:48
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