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Oral history interview with Anna Kool

Oral History | Accession Number: 2005.590 | RG Number: RG-50.570.0030

Anna Kool, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1920, discusses her engagement to a Jewish man; her relationship with his family, the de Raaij’s; her fiancé’s summons for deportation; his family’s failed attempt to flee to Switzerland; going into hiding; visiting her fiancé in hiding; their living conditions while in hiding; being blackmailed and betrayed by the family hiding them; the arrest of her fiancé's family; the fates of his family members; the return of Frida de Raaij, the only family member to survive; her brother joining the police and arresting the family that betrayed her fiance; the trial and imprisonment of that family; and her continued friendship with Frida after the war.

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Anna Kool
interview:  2005 July 14
1 videocassette (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 15:46:30
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