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Oral history interview with Peter Kooy

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.848 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0848

The interview describes Mr. Kooy's childhood in Amsterdam, Holland, and his memories of the invasion of Holland by Germany and life under the Nazi occupation. Mr. Kooy describes his father's activities with the Free Groups, a resistance group, and how his family hid several people, Jewish and non-Jewish, during the war years. He describes the structure and actions of the various resistance groups working in Holland, the liberation of Holland, and his and his family's immigration to the United States in 1950, sponsored by the family of one of the children his family had hidden.


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Interviewee
Peter Kooy
Date
interview:  1990 November 13
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:36:37
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