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Oral history interview with Marion Pritchard and Tony Pritchard

Oral History | Accession Number: 1989.67.71 | RG Number: RG-50.012.0071

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Marion and Tony Pritchard describe their experiences at the beginning of the war; how they met while working in the displaced persons camps after the war; Marion working in England and Switzerland as a social worker in 1939 then working in Nijmegen, Netherlands, helping young children learn practical skills; her experience on May 10, 1940 when the Germans invaded Nijmegen; riding her bike to Amsterdam to check on her family and returning to Nijmegen; the gradual changes under the German occupation and the immediate influx of Nazi propaganda; the activities of Dutch collaborationists; Marion’s decision to start hiding Jews; Tony’s participation in the army, fighting from the coast of France to Thuringia, Germany; his division going into Buchenwald; being wounded and sent to London, where he applied to work in the displaced persons camps; going to the United States and talking about what they witnessed and experienced during the war; their lives after the war; and Marion working for a Jewish relief agency in Boston, MA.

Interviewee
Ms. Marion Pritchard
Tony Pritchard
Interviewer
Gay Block
Malka Drucker
Date
1988 February 22  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
2 videocassettes (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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