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Oral history interview with Abraham Henselyn

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.918 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0918

Abraham Henselyn discusses his childhood and youth in Amsterdam, Netherlands; the changes he experienced after the occupation of Amsterdam by Nazi Germany; his work for the Jewish Council, acting as an intermediary between German troops and Jewish citizens; his parents' and one brother's deportation to Westerbork concentration camp; going into hiding with the assistance of another brother; his experiences hiding in the attic of a Dutch family in October 1943; learning that a brother and his family were hiding in a location close by; moving into hiding with his family when his own situation became too dangerous; remaining in hiding until liberation; his marriage, work, and family life after the war; and his immigration with his family to the United States in 1954, where he settled in San Francisco.


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Interviewee
Abraham Henselyn
Interviewer
Peter Ryan
Date
interview:  2004 January 28
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 09:36:53
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