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Oral history interview with Jacob Wiener

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0249

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.


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Interviewee
Rabbi Jacob G. Wiener Ph.D.
Interviewer
Randy M. Goldman
Date
interview:  1994 June 30
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 videocassette (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:30:01
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