Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Simon Maroko - February 19 & 26, 1986


Hm. The uh, um, were, you were registered as Jews shortly after the occupation.

Like all members of the uh, Jewish Community.

When um, when that took place, how were you notified that you had to register?

I don't remember. I was sixteen, seventeen. I didn't pay attention to those, I just was told by my parents and I did it. There was one thing about the registration. These are like free associations. Um, it is documented when it happened. But I do remember that I was looking outside of my room's window, which was the front of the house, and seeing and hearing a tremendous noise of an explosion. Which was the time, the moment when the Dutch registration offices were bombed by the underground. It was um, in the next block, kitty corner.

So they bombed the Dutch offices.

Of, of, of, this of course also included the, the Jews. Anyone who was registered.

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