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Oral history interview with Ludwig Jacob

Oral History | Accession Number: 1996.A.0312 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0032

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Ludwig Jacob discusses his early life in Schmalkalden, Germany; being arrested with his parents on Kristallnacht; being imprisoned in Buchenwald for a month; leaving on a Kindertransport to Holland; living in a children’s home; the German invasion; moving to his brother’s home in Amsterdam; the arrest of his brother, who subsequently was imprisoned and died in Mauthausen; receiving a deportation notice; choosing to live under a false identity; moving to Paris, France and working with the underground; sabotaging the German defense organization where he worked; being denounced and arrested; spending time in Fresnes prison before being deported to Drancy; jumping off the train on the way to Buchenwald; rejoining the resistance; working for Americans in Paris; immigrating to the United States in 1947; and his marriage and life in the US.

Interviewee
Mr. Ludwig Jacob
Interviewer
Gail Schwartz
Date
1996 May 23  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
2 sound cassettes (60 min.).
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