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Oral history interview with Louise Segaar

Oral History | Accession Number: 2000.374 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0461

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Louise Segaar, born in 1920 in Indonesia, describes her childhood; moving to the Netherlands for her father’s work when she was four years old; her father’s military legacy; her forebodings about the German occupation; Dutch anger at the restrictions imposed by the Germans; her experiences in the Girl Scouts; her brother's time in hiding; her work as a nurse in a hospital and in the Dutch underground; her interactions with Germans in the Netherlands; how she helped to save children through the Girl Scouts and at the hospital where she worked; a German soldier who was billeted at her family's house during World War II; her two uncles who perished in Auschwitz; and the liberation of the Netherlands and how the Dutch punished those who had collaborated with Germany during the war.

Interviewee
Louise Segaar
Interviewer
Katie Davis
Date
2000 November 10  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
3 sound cassettes (60 min.).
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