Welcome to the 19th issue of Teaching the Legacy. This edition focuses on the subject of family during the Holocaust. The e-newsletter includes a main article on this theme, as well as an interview with Dukie Gelber, a survivor from Holland, who was one of a few to survive the Holocaust with his parents and brother. The newsletter features new publications, book reviews, and updates on recent and upcoming activities at the International School for Holocaust Studies and across Yad Vashem. We hope you find this issue interesting and resourceful and we look forward to your feedback.
The Family Unit During the Holocaust
Interview with Dukie Gelber, Survivor from Holland
My name you know is Dukie Gelber. I’m from Holland originally. I’m nearly 77 and I have been under German occupation for five years. In 1940 they invaded Holland and I’ve been 2 years in German concentration camps. About half a year in Westerbork which was the main transition camp concentration camp in Holland, [from] which about 109,000 Dutch Jews went to the east. Somewhere around 5,000 came back after the war. And I have been a year and four months in Bergen- Belsen and another two months after the...