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Oral history interview with Jacob Oversloot

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1984.1.1.22 | RG Number: RG-50.157.0022

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    Oral history interview with Jacob Oversloot


    Interview Summary
    Jacob Simon Oversloot, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands, describe growing up in a family that was not religious and not political; his six siblings; living in The Hague, Netherlands when the war broke out and working at a department store in the furs section; people arriving from Poland and Germany starting in 1938; the German occupation and Germans shipping staple goods to Germany, leaving nothing for residents; taking in his close Jewish business acquaintance (Leo Krell) along with his wife and son when they were going to be transported to Auschwitz and hiding them from 1940 to 1944; making fur coats with this man; the persecution and deportation of the Jews; never witnessing acts of violence against Jews; his hatred for the occupying Germans and refusing to follow their laws or do what they told him to; no one in their family knowing that he and his wife were hiding Jews; how they kept the Jews safe; getting foods from the black market and from the underground movement; restarting his fur business after the war, until 1950 when he moved to Canada; how his rescue activities strengthened his inner faith and that he would do the same now; and his lifetime friendship with the family he hid.
    Jacob Oversloot
    interview:  1984 September 17
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Council

    Physical Details

    1 sound cassette (60 min.).

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    Personal Name
    Oversloot, Jacob.

    Administrative Notes

    The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council interviewed Jacob S. Oversloot on September 17, 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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