Advanced Search

Learn About The Holocaust

Special Collections

My Saved Research

Login

Register

Help

Skip to main content

Oral history interview with Alice Paulus

Oral History | Accession Number: 1984.1.1.23 | RG Number: RG-50.157.0023

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Alice Paulus (née Rijskamp), born in 1915, describes being newly married with a five month old baby when she and her husband began their rescue activities; helping to rescue five people; one couple staying with them for two and a half years in hiding; how many of their friends would not help the Jews, thinking it much too dangerous; believing it was their Christian duty; the most stressful time during the war when her second child was born and there was no hospital, few medicines, and bombs dropping on the city; conducting rescue activities from October 1942 to the end of the war in May 1945, but continuing to host the couple because there was no place for them to live; how three of her husband’s brothers also hid Jews; speaking to church groups often when they first came to Ohio in 1957-1962; speaking in the pubic schools; the major influence religion now has on how she lives her life; and her admiration for Winston Churchill and the Holland leadership for being very honest.

Interviewee
Alice Paulus
Date
1984 September 17  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
2 sound cassettes (90 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Council
Expand all
 
Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:46:19
This page: https://collections.ushmm.org/search/catalog/irn510799