During the Nazi occupation of Holland, Dutch money was worthless. To get food citizens traded anything of value to receive a bag of grain or other food. Harry tells an amusing story about a farmer with potatoes who made a bad trade.
The documentary, ‘Harry’s Story’ is about the childhood memories of Harry Andringa when he lived in Holland with his family during the Nazi invasion in 1940. He recalls the hiding of Jews in his family home to prevent Jews being sent to concentration or death camps. At the age of 25, Harry immigrated to Canada and worked as a TTC bus driver in Toronto for many years. After retirement he moved to the small village of Flinton, Ontario with his wife Fim and son David. Harry took a keen interest in volunteerism as a way to say thanks to Canada and the Allies for ending 5 years of Nazi brutality and ending the War in Europe in 1945. Harry’s memories are preserved in his documentary.