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Oral history interview with Gerrit von Lochen

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1989.67.91 | RG Number: RG-50.012.0091

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    Oral history interview with Gerrit von Lochen


    Interview Summary
    Gerrit von Lochen, born in Winterswijk, Holland, in 1916, describes his family; being raised as a Protestant; beginning army training in 1936; being in the Red Cross when Germany invaded the Netherlands and wanting to be in the infantry; his hiding Jews beginning in July 1942; his connections with the underground movement; being forced to house German troops in the last two weeks before liberation; and immigrating to Canada in 1947.
    Gerrit von Lochen
    Gay Block
    Malka Drucker
    interview:  1988 May 31

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    1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Gay Block
    Gay Block and Malka Drucker produced the interview with Gerrit von Lochen on May 31, 1988 for their book "Rescuers: Portraits of Moral Courage in the Holocaust," Holmes & Meier, 1992, as well as their documentary film "They Risked Their Lives: Rescuers of the Holocaust." The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch received the tapes of the interviews from Malka Drucker and Gay Block in March 1989.
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