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Oral history interview with Mary Schroder Moen Jacobs

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1984.1.1.9 | RG Number: RG-50.157.0009

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    Oral history interview with Mary Schroder Moen Jacobs


    Interview Summary
    Mary Schroder Moen Jacobs, born in 1930 in a suburb of Utrecht, Netherlands, describes spending most of her life in Amersfoort, Netherlands beginning in 1940; hiding four Jews (a young man, a young woman, and a couple) in their house from 1942 until liberation; remembering that time as dangerous, tense, and very difficult; the two times that the Germans came to their house, once to search and the other to house two German soldiers, all while the Jews where hiding in one room next to the Germans; the network of 40 to 50 people who were involved in the rescue activities; how her mother was her role model because she always wanted to help the underdog or less fortunate and do all she could to sustain life; immigrating to Canada in 1955 after having first lived in the United States for a short while; and writing a book (as Maria Jacobs) about her experiences, “Precautions Against Death” (published in 1984 by Mosaic Press) along with a few other publications.
    Mary S. Jacobs
    interview:  1984 September 18
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Council

    Physical Details

    2 sound cassettes (90 min.).

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    Administrative Notes

    The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council interviewed Mary Schroder Moen Jacobs on September 18, 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.
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