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Oral history interview with Nicolaas Van Vliet

Oral History | Accession Number: 2013.24.1 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0683

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Nicolaas Van Vliet, born December 1, 1926 in Utrecht, Netherlands, discusses his childhood; the Jewish community prior to the war; the German invasion and occupation; changes for Jews as a result of anti-Jewish laws; having to leave high school; going into hiding in 1944; hiding other Jews; the resistance movement; the capture of friends and loved ones; the separation of his family members in hiding; the fates of various family members; the importance of his legal papers; hiding in barns and living off what he could find for six months on his own; using his Boy Scout training to survive; liberation by American forces; returning home; food drops from the Americans; the Dutch famine of 1944; and his immigration to the United States.

Interviewee
Nicolaas Van Vliet
Interviewer
Leslie Swift
Date
2012 November 20  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 digital file : WAV.
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:22:15
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