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Oral history interview with Jules Hartogh

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.916 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0916

Jules Hartogh, a non-Jewish member of the Dutch resistance movement, discusses his childhood in Amsterdam and Utrecht, Netherlands; his first encounters with antisemitism in 1936 when he was a teenager; his friendship with a Jewish boy; his memories of the occupation of the Netherlands by Nazi Germany; witnessing roundups of Jews in Amsterdam; his activities in the resistance, along with other family members, including creating false identification cards for Jews, finding safe homes, and smuggling Jews out of Holland; the betrayal of his underground group; being arrested by the Gestapo in 1943; going into hiding after his release; signing up for labor in Germany; changing his mind, escaping the transport, and returning to Holland; fleeing Holland for Sweden and then for England, where he joined the British Army; arriving at Bergen-Belsen the day after liberation and the trauma of that experience; and his post-war military service in Indonesia.

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Interviewee
Jules Hartogh
Date
interview:  1991 April 23
Language
English
Extent
2 videocassettes (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 09:36:52
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