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Miracle of survival : a Holocaust memoir

Memoirs of a Jew born in 1915 in Gevelsberg, Germany. At the end of 1933, Boucher (then Bouscher) moved to the Netherlands. His parents joined him in 1938. At the outbreak of the war, Boucher and his wife Hilde lived in Rotterdam; they were evicted from there and went to stay with relatives in Enschede. In September 1942 the Bouchers and their relatives went into hiding, mainly with Akke and Tjeerd van der Zee in the town of Sneek, Friesland, until the liberation. Boucher praises the many Righteous Gentiles who rescued him and his family. The Bouchers emigrated to the USA in 1947. Pp. 103-109 contain an interview with Tjeerd van der Zee conducted by Boucher in 1982. Pp. 113-136 present photographs and documents relating to the memoirs. Pp. 137-177 contain stories of the experiences of family and friends, some of whom survived the Holocaust while others perished. (From the Bibliography of the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism)
Print Book, English, ©1997
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