Harry and Fim Andringa attended the screening of the documentary “Harry’s Story” at the Lennox and Addington County Museum and Archives on November 25, 2017. Organized by Rob Plumley (Community Development Officer) and Jane Foster (Manager, Museum & Archives), the small screening took place in the beautiful meeting room of the Museum. Once the County jail, the Museum and Archives has been transformed to be the premier meeting venue in Napanee after the extensive renovation program a few years ago.
The documentary was produced by Ken and Cathy Hook of Cloyne and is available for public viewing on Harry’s website. Harry’s Story is about the memories of a 9 year old boy growing up in Holland during the Nazi occupation during WWII. Harry explains the horrors of war and the impact upon the citizens of Holland, waiting for liberation by the Allies. The documentary is meant to be shared as much as possible and can be easily downloaded for free for public viewing, in 4K resolution. Harry’s Story can also be seen on YouTube as a Trailer and full-length video. It is non-monetized.
Click link to see full story. Thanks to Shannon Binder Bray for coming to the launch and writing the story and taking the photo and to Rodger Hanna (owner/operator of the Tweed News) for publishing the article.
This is the first outtake from Harry’s Story. Harry explains where his little sister Sonya hid during Nazi home inspections as well as Sonya’s mother Esther.
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.
The trailer video of Harry’s Story has been well circulated and now is the time to set a date for public release. In partnership with the Cloyne and District Historical Society and the Lions Club of Land O’ Lakes Inc., we are pleased to launch Harry’s Story with a public viewing on October 25th at 7 pm in the Northbrook Lions Hall.
Harry Andringa is planning to attend and will answer questions after the 38 minute presentation.
Refreshments will be served.
Please join us learn why there is a special bond between the Dutch and Canadians!