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Oral history interview with Tina Strobos

Oral History | Accession Number: 1989.67.82 | RG Number: RG-50.012.0082

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

Tina Strobos, born on May 19, 1920 in Amsterdam, Netherlands, describes her childhood in Amsterdam; being raised as an atheist and a Social Democrat; the German invasion in May 1940 and being asked to take in Jews to hide; studying psychiatry at the beginning of the war and having to continue her studies in secret in 1942 when she refused to sign a loyalty oath to the Germans; participating in the resistance; joining a sorority to help hide Jews and to get them money and forged passports; the treatment of Jews during the war; building a hiding place for Jews in her home; the terrible conditions experienced by the citizens of Amsterdam; her house being raided eight times by the Gestapo; the arrest of some of her friends for hiding Jews; learning about the death camps after the war; getting married after the war; and immigrating to the United States.

Interviewee
Tina Strobos
Interviewer
Gay Block
Malka Drucker
Date
1988 February 24  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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