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Oral history interview with Berta Stenkes and John Stenkes

Oral History | Accession Number: 1989.67.80 | RG Number: RG-50.012.0080

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

Berta (born in 1920 in Veenwouden, Netherlands) and John Stenkes (born in 1918 in North Bergen, Netherlands) describe their families and growing up in the Netherlands; hiding people during the war; being raised as Baptists; getting married in 1940; the German invasion of Holland in 1940; Germans deporting Romanies at first; listening to the English radio station; hiding Jews in their home but having them live openly as Baptists; befriending a German soldier and how the soldiers were afraid of the SS too; surviving by buying goods and supplies off of the black market; being forced to hide five German soldiers in their home; and immigrating to Canada after the war.

Interviewee
John Stenkes
Berta Stenkes
Interviewer
Gay Block
Malka Drucker
Date
1988 June 01  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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