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Oral history interview with Stan Rubens

Oral History | Accession Number: 2015.250.16 | RG Number: RG-50.882.0016

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Stan Rubens, born in Holland in 1932, describes his parents, who ran a retail store; his older sister; the Nazis invading on May 5, 1940; his father taking the family into hiding in Amsterdam in 1941; being aided and then betrayed by a woman named Mrs. Eusman; the Nazis coming to arrest them in 1942 and his father convincing one of the Germans to help them escape from deportation; being in a holding area with his sister and other children; his sister finding an opening and escaping by just walking away; trying to break away from a captor but being caught and returned to the holding area; being nine years old when he was separated from his family; his father helping him to escape; his parents bribing someone to help them escape from a transport truck; memorizing the address of a member of the underground who would shelter them and reuniting with his family; being in this shelter for about a week after which they stayed in a variety of hiding places and the members of his family were sometimes dispersed; hiding on a farm in the countryside by the end of the war; and his family’s survival.

Interviewee
Stan Rubens
Interviewer
Esther Finder
Language
English
Extent
6 digital files : MOV.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Esther Toporek Finder
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:44:23
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