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Oral history interview with Louise Segaar

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

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    Oral history interview with Louise Segaar


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Louise Segaar
    Katie Davis
    interview:  2000 November 10

    Physical Details

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

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Segaar, Louise, 1920-

    Administrative Notes

    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch conducted the interview with Louise Segaar on November 10, 2000. The interview was transferred to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in February 2001.
    Funding Note
    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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