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Oral history interview with Jan de Jong

Oral History | Accession Number: 2005.527 | RG Number: RG-50.570.0018

Jan de Jong, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1921, discusses leaving school to begin work at 14 years old; becoming more politically aware through his work at a housing cooperative in Amsterdam; the large Jewish population living in the cooperative; the German invasion; witnessing Puls, the local trucking company, emptying Jewish houses; watching the empty houses be given to evacuees from the coast; his work to return homes to Jews who returned after the war; and the laws that supported the new residents' property rights.

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Jan de Jong
interview:  2005 January 26
1 videocassette (DVCAM) : sound, color ; 1/4 in..
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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2020-05-04 15:46:28
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