Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

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

Personal Relationships

Uh, let's go back to um, the, the, the personal relationships seem very complicated, but...


but you all formed a family while you were in hiding.


And did you fraternize with the Van...Vandenberg children?

Yeah. And we still are in contact. Um, there were--the youngest two boys--um, he was-- Tony was maybe fourteen and we were twelve. And Willie, the other son, he was maybe sixteen. So that were the two younger ones. And, well, we talked together and make uh, were laughing together and he uh, was in a bakery school, to bake uh, bread and to make uh, uh, apple pie and all these things.


There was not much to bake...[laughs]


but that, that, he was in that school, that was the youngest one.

But in, in hiding--y...you're in hiding.

Yes. We were hiding.

Which means you don't want people around to know.

He went always, ever week to the Bibliothek to the library and he brought books for us.

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