Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

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

Meeting Husband (Con't)

From the Israeli Consulate?

No, from the import ???.

Oh, you were at the ???...

I was there already two...


two years working and very happy there, because everybody thought that I was smart and everybody liked me there. And we had the--with office people, very good relationships, so I was not--like a flower that--I was happy.


Just very happy. And um, and I had yellow roses. And from whom are the yellow roses, I said that, "These from my former boyfriend. But I don't--I stopped and that's why he hates me, that's why he sent me yellow roses."


So he said, "Well, but there's a lot of men who think..." I said, "Yeah, okay. That's fine. I can't help it."


And now, that was that. And, uh...

And when did he propose to you?

Well, first we went out uh, and we went to dinner, to Amsterdam and, and then in Amersfoort and everywhere for a year, I think, we were dating. And I came over to his parents'...


after we knew each other maybe four months. And he always came to us. And uh, then we got engaged in uh, 1952.


The sixth of January.

Now, where, where was he during the war? Where was he during the war?

He was in Switzerland.

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