Her Story

Dientje Krant Kalisky was born in Bussom, Holland on May 20, 1938. She was just four years old when she went into hiding in 1942, and was eight when she was reunited with her parents.

Dientje has memories from before the war and detailed accounts of her experience in hiding. She explores not only the physical pain and trauma of the Holocaust, but also emphasizes the long-lasting psychological effects that such an experience has had on herself, her surviving family, and even her children.

A 1997 oral history interview with Dientje is available from the Lowcountry Digital Library at http://lcdl.library.cofc.edu/lcdl/catalog/lcdl:23348. The video documentary For Every Person There Is a Name, featuring three Charleston-area Holocaust survivors, including Dientje, is also available.


Dientje Krant Kalisky

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