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Oral history interview with Klaas van Houten

Oral History | Accession Number: 1989.67.87 | RG Number: RG-50.012.0087

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

Klaas van Houten, born in 1904 in Groningen, Netherlands, describes her family; being raised as a Christian; attending university in Amsterdam and then opening a publishing business with a friend in 1929; driving in Berlin, Germany, in 1937 and witnessing the persecution of Jews; her memories of Kristallnacht; joining the resistance in 1940 and having Germans come after her; making false identity cards in her publishing house; beginning to take Jews into hiding in 1941; and staying in touch with some of the people she helped to rescue.

Interviewee
Klaas van Houten
Interviewer
Gay Block
Malka Drucker
Date
1988 July 16  (interview)
Language
Dutch
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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