H14-1854. Goutziers, Nikolaas “Nick” (1929- ). Papers, 1945-2014. 1 folder.


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Nikolaas “Nick” Goutziers is a native of Rotterdam, Netherlands that survived the Nazi occupation of that city during World War Two and near starvation before being rescued by a German soldier. In 1947 he immigrated to the United States and settled in Holland, Michigan where he worked as a truck driver and raised his family. His collection includes an audiotape cassette of him singing at the wedding of his son and daughter-in-law and digital images of immigration and citizenship papers, passport, photographs of friends in the Netherlands, and fellow soldiers while serving in the National Guard, digital recordings of him singing in the Netherlands, story of his life that appeared in the Winter 2014 issue of the Joint Archives Quarterly newsletter, and digital video oral history of Goutziers being interviewed by Charlyn Pelter in the fall of 2013. (G)


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