Testimony - Indonesian Lullaby: Surviving the Shoah in the Netherlands

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Dr. Al Münzer, who was born to a Jewish family in the Netherlands during World War II, will give testimony about his survival during the German occupation. When his father was ordered to report to a German labor camp in 1942, the entire family went into hiding, sending the children to various neighbors and rescuers. A Dutch-Indonesian family hid Al(fred) in The Hague. His sisters stayed elsewhere, until they were betrayed and deported to Auschwitz where they were murdered. Al came to the United States in 1958 with his mother, who had survived several camps and death marches. A short documentary on the rescue that Dr. Weiman helped to produce will be made available for asynchronous viewing ahead of this program.

This presentation is part of the 2021 Martin & Doris Rosen Summer Symposium on “Children in the Holocaust” by Appalachian State University’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies. Since its inception in 2002, the purpose and goal of the symposium has been to provide information and insights about the victims, perpetrators, and consequences of the Nazi Holocaust.