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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

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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.

Interviewee
Sjouke Bouwme de Vries
Date
1984 September 18  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
2 sound cassettes (90 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Council
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:39:33
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