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Oral history interview with Hetty d'Ancona de Leeuwe

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

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.

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de Leeuwe, Hetty
Covino, Gary
interview:  1999 January 13
Oral histories.
2 sound cassettes (60 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 18:28:08
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