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Oral history interview with Hetty d'Ancona de Leeuwe

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1999.A.0293 | RG Number: RG-50.549.02.0033

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    Oral history interview with Hetty d'Ancona de Leeuwe


    Interview Summary
    Hetty DeLeeuwe (née D’Ancona), born on May 1, 1930, discusses life in hiding in the Netherlands with a Christian family in Venlo; her liberation by Scottish forces; going back to Amsterdam, Netherlands with her father and reuniting with her mother; life in postwar the Netherlands; her feelings on Germany and Germans; the similarities in her and Ann Frank experiences in hiding; meeting her husband and getting married; immigrating to the United States; her life in Long Island, NY then the Washington, DC area; raising a family; coping with the memories of her experiences during the Holocaust; her visits with the Christian family that hid her during the war; and her volunteer work with Soviet Jews in the United States.
    Ms. Hetty de Leeuwe
    Gary Covino
    interview:  1999 January 13
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    2 sound cassettes (60 min.).

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    Administrative Notes

    Gary Covino, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the interview with Hetty d'Ancona de Leeuwe on January 13, 1999 in Highland Park, Ill.
    Funding Note
    The production of this interview was made possible by Jeff and Toby Herr.
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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