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Oral history interview with Adriaan van As

Oral History | Accession Number: 2004.586 | RG Number: RG-50.570.0005

Adrian van As, born in Ambon, Indonesia in 1919, discusses moving to the Netherlands as a young adult; the effect his religious upbringing had on becoming involved in helping Jews; his job at a distribution office in Rotterdam distributing bread to Westerbork; working under the Dutch Ministry of Internal Affairs and not the German camp administration; visiting Westerbork; living conditions in the camp; the food distribution process; helping people to escape and removing names from the transport list; working closely with camp commandants; relations between German and Dutch prisoners; watching prisoners hand over property to the Dutch firm Lippman and Rosenthal; smuggling six Allied paratroopers into the camp before liberation; liberation; organizing the camp administration after the war ended; and the lasting psychological effects of the war.

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Adriaan van As
interview:  2004 July 19
5 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: 2020-05-04 15:46:26
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