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Reminiscences of Josephine Prins, 2004.

Creator: Prins, Josephine, 1926-2007
Project: September 11, 2001 oral history collection.
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :transcript 50 pages sound recordings 2 MiniDiscs (65; 59 min.)
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Holocaust survivor

Scope and Contents

Background: born Antwerp, Belgium, move to Netherlands at age five; childhood: attending Dutch schools, importance of education, fond memories, respecting parents; World War II [WWII]: arrival of Germans in 1940, Dutch Jews sent to Germany, hiding in The Hague, separation from family, parents death in Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp; experiences in Auschwitz, liberation by Dutch soldier in US Army; post-WWII: emotional trauma from Holocaust, relating September 11th to Holocaust, reading of letter written to doctor in Holland in 1984


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