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Oral history interview with Tom de Booij

Oral History | Accession Number: 2004.588 | RG Number: RG-50.570.0007

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Tom de Booij, born in the Dutch East Indies (Indonesia) in 1925, discusses moving to the Netherlands in 1930; becoming politically aware throughout the 1930s; the German invasion; going into hiding instead of signing a loyalty oath; hiding in the woods; daily life in hiding; his betrayal, arrest, and interrogation; being sent to Amersfoort; living conditions in Amersfoort; anti-Jewish violence in the camp; his job in the radio barracks; being moved to a farm to perform forced labor as a result of his father’s influence; returning to hide at his parents’ home; the famine during the winter of 1944 and 1945; becoming active in the Resistance; and working to arrest collaborators after the war.

Interviewee
Tom de Booij
Date
2004 July 20  (interview)
Language
Dutch
Extent
2 videocassettes (DVCAM) : sound, color ; 1/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:41:00
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