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Oral history interview with Joseph Vles

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.247 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0247

Joseph Vles, born on July 7, 1939 in Amsterdam, Netherlands, discusses his childhood in hiding in Amsterdam; his parents' decision to place him with a family in Amerongen, Holland at a very early age; his experiences during the war years; his memories of visits from German soldiers; his experiences during the winter of 1944-1945; his memories of liberation in May 1945 and his reunion with his parents a few weeks later; the pain caused by his lack of memories of them; his life after the war; his three years in Switzerland; his decision to immigrate to Toronto, Canada and his experiences there; his opportunity to move to the United States; the work he performed in New York, Washington DC, and California; and his married life.


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Interviewee
Joseph Vles
Date
interview:  1994 June 02
Language
English
Extent
2 videocassettes (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
 
Record last modified: 2021-01-07 18:27:08
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