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Oral history interview with Sjouke Bouwme de Vries

Oral History | Accession Number: 1984.1.1.4 | RG Number: RG-50.157.0004

Sjouke Bouwme de Vries, born August 31, 1923 in a small friendly village in Holland to a very close working class family; how along with her family and fiancé, she helped in rescue activities during World War II; receiving support from members of the underground movement; having rescued 33 strangers altogether; the everyday pressures, risks, and the sense of it being unrecognized for their efforts; how after the war she and her family continued their commitment to helping others by feeding and providing clothes for survivors; not speaking publicly very much about her experiences but that she would do the same things again if needed; and how the most stressful time during the war was when they were hiding Jews in their house.


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Interviewee
Sjouke Bouwme de Vries
Date
interview:  1984 September 18
Language
English
Extent
2 sound cassettes (90 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Council
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:50:52
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