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Oral history interview with Janny Blom

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1984.1.1.3 | RG Number: RG-50.157.0003

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    Oral history interview with Janny Blom

    Overview

    Interview Summary
    Janny Blom, born October 16, 1915 in Almelo, Netherlands, describes living in 17 different foster homes starting when she was 10 years old; becoming aware of changes starting with the July 12, 1942 round-up of Jews; feeling closest to the foster parents with whom she lived for four years and learning from them about how to be thrifty, clean, honest, industrious, and good to all people; working as a dental assistant for Dr. Freidenburg (also spelled Vreedenburg) with whom she and her husband became good friends; hiding the Freidenburgs in their home; her husband carrying out assignments for the underground; moving to Michigan after the war; giving lectures about the war in schools, women’s clubs, and Methodist church circles; her children knowing about the rescue activities during the war; and how her message to children is never to have Nazism ever again and that totalitarianism is a bad state of affairs.
    Interviewee
    Janny G. Blom
    Date
    interview:  1984 September 19
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Council

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Extent
    1 sound cassette (90 min.).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Blom, Janny, 1915-

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council interviewed Janny Blom on September 19, 1984 as part of the international conference "Faith in Humankind: Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust" held at the U. S. Department of State, Washington, DC.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Record last modified:
    2023-11-16 08:18:38
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