Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Miriam Troostwyk - May 28, 1998 and June 3, 1999


What made you go there?

Well, they told us we had to go there, the, the--I don't know, may...the mayor ??? the people who evacuated the people from Amersfoort .

So it was civil service?

And--yeah and I remember we were uh, sleeping in--on, on straw, uh, one night. And I was uh, sleeping next to my sister. When I was my family, it was okay. That was fine.

Was this in someone's house? Did you stay in a house?

No. It was in a hall.

You stayed outside.

First a hall with--on straw and then we came to a house--to two houses. Uh, my parents were in one house with me and in the other little house there was uh, my sister and my brother-in-law.

And your sister's name is?


Paula. And Hermann is her husband?

Yes. But they were uh, young and uh, so always run over from house to the other. And sometimes I slept there too. There I would slept with them, but not in uh, Germany, because I heard too much somehow, when I go there, I will never come out, something like that, I don't know exactly. I was thinking.

And how long were you there in uh, this town? You, you were evacuated to the north?

Uh, I don't know, maybe a week, maybe a little bit...

Just a week?


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