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Oral history interview with Gerald Bantjes

Oral History | Accession Number: 1996.A.0586.203 | RG Number: RG-50.407.0203

Gerald Bantjes, born September 5, 1922 in Medang, Sumatra, Indonesia, describes his parents and four siblings (all of whom survived); studying in Nymegen (Nijmegen), Holland when the war began in 1939; being a judo instructor; his arrest in 1940 by Dutch Nazis for sabotage; being arrested again in December 1943 as a monarchist; being in a detention center for four months then released; hiding in Nymegen from August 1944 until liberation; working as a translator for the British Army in Wychen (Wijchen), Netherlands in September 1944; being with the Second British Army in the 15 S division; traveling to Belgium, France, and Germany as dispatch drier (being a sergeant and later a lieutenant); leaving the British Army in November 1948; immigrating in 1949 and going to Melbourne, Australia; and never getting married.

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Gerald Bantjes
Phillip Maisel
interview:  1997 November 20
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:31:30
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