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Oral history interview with Jacob Wiener

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0249

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Jacob Wiener, born on March 25, 1917 in Bremen, Germany, describes his childhood and family; having pleasant relations with the non-Jews of his community; taking lessons in Judaism after gymnasium at his local synagogue and participating in a Zionist youth group for a short period; losing several of his friends and his father losing several of his customers after Hitler came to power; graduating from the gymnasium in 1936 and attending school in Frankfurt am Main for a year; his memories of Kristallnacht in Bremen; his imprisonment on November 10, 1938 because he was Jewish but being released eight days later; and becoming the representative of the Jewish community in Bremen during the war.

Interviewee
Rabbi Jacob G. Wiener Ph.D.
Interviewer
Randy M. Goldman
Date
1994 June 30  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 videocassette (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-04-10 21:09:50
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