Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

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

Jewish Community

Um, and so do, do you remember other--was there a large community of, of, uh...

Well, for Amersfoort, it was uh, a nice Dutch Jewish community. I can't tell you how many people it were.

Were there other immigrants?

Uh, no, not that I know at that time. But they came about '38 or '39.

From Germany and Poland?

Yes, it was more escaping...


people, not emigrated like me in 1933.

Uh, and, and where--what happened to those people when they came to uh, Amersfoort ?

You mean the people that came...

The immi...yeah.

in 1938--1939? Well, I remember two couples and they lived uh, uh, not in the house, but in a part, from uh, for--like furnished. And uh, well, they had to leave Germany in 1938 or nine and so--and they were well--some people were well-to-do in, in Germany, but in Holland it was very hard for them. They didn't speak the language...


and it was hard to get a job. It was a very uh, it was the crises, the crises years, that the, the years that the economy was very bad all over.

Still the depression, yeah.

It was in, in the Depression time and I don't know what they did.

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