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Document Details


Title: Miriam Troostwyk
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Michigan, Dearborn. Mardigian Library
Collection: Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive
Series: Item 2 of Series Miriam Troostwyk
Description: Miriam Troostwyk was born in Leipzig, Germany in 1931. In 1933, the Troostwyk family emigrated to Amersfoort, Holland while her older sister remained in Germany. In 1939, Miriam's sister and her husband joined the family in Holland. Following the German invasion of the country in 1940, Miriam's father passed away of natural causes. With the help of friends and family, the Troostwyks evaded several German round-ups and later went into hiding first in Velp and then in Arnhem. In Arnhem the family stayed with several other families in the house of Mr. and Mrs. Vandenberg, where they remained until the liberation of the Netherlands in 1944. Following the liberation, Miriam remained in Holland for some time. She was married in 1953.
URL: http://holocaust.umd.umich.edu/troostwyk/
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1999 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Troostwyk, Miriam, 1931-
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 1931
Speaker place of birth: Leipzig, Saxony, Germany; Saxony, Germany; Germany; Europe
Speaker race: White
Age at speaking: 68
Document date: 03-Jun-1999
Interviewer: Bolkosky, Sidney
Organizations discussed: Auschwitz Concentration Camp, Oswiecim, Poland, 1940-1945; Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, Germany, 1940-1945; Buchenwald Concentration Camp, Germany, 1937-1945; Dachau Concentration Camp, Germany, 1933-1945; National Socialist German Workers Party, Germany
Historical events discussed: Holocaust, 1938-1945; World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands; Asia; Austria; Budapest, Pest, Hungary; Czech Republic; Europe; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; North America; North Holland, Netherlands; Pest, Hungary; Poland; Romania; Russia; Ukraine; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands; Asia; Auschwitz Concentration Camp, Oswiecim, Poland, 1940-1945; Austria; Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, Germany, 1940-1945; Buchenwald Concentration Camp, Germany, 1937-1945; Budapest, Pest, Hungary; Concentration camps; Czech Republic; Dachau Concentration Camp, Germany, 1933-1945; Europe; Germany; Holocaust, 1938-1945; Hungary; Jewish ghettos; Jews--United States; Labor camps; National Socialist German Workers Party, Germany; Netherlands; North America; North Holland, Netherlands; Oral history; Pest, Hungary; Poland; Romania; Russia; Ukraine; United States; World War II, 1939-1945
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0025201-27043