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Oral history interview with Trudel van Reemst

Oral History | Accession Number: 2004.585 | RG Number: RG-50.570.0004

Trudel van Reenst, born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany in 1914, discusses growing up as a Jewish child in Germany and the Netherlands; experiencing antisemitism in Germany, but not in the Netherlands; becoming involved in communist politics; studying to be a nurse in 1935; volunteering to work at a Dutch hospital in Spain during the Spanish Civil War; marrying a non-Jewish doctor; being stripped of her citizenship when returning to the Netherlands; becoming active in a German resistance group; finding hiding places and smuggling papers and food stamps; her arrest in 1942; the treatment she received in prison because she was Jewish; beatings in prison; being sent to Westerbork; being removed from the official list of prisoners in Westerbork by the Resistance; living conditions in the camp; becoming involved in underground activities in Westerbork; her release from Westerbork because of her husband; her efforts to keep her son out of prison; going into hiding; and fighting for the return of her property after the war.

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Trudel van Reemst
interview:  2004 July 18
3 videocassettes (DVCAM) : sound, color ; 1/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2021-02-16 15:52:54
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