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Oral history interview with Johanna Braunsdorf

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0310.3 | RG Number: RG-50.486.0003

Johanna Braunsdorf, born on March 21, 1907 in Berlin-Kreuzberg, Germany, describes her father who was an architect; her mother, who came from a farm in Gera/Thuringia; her sister; attending school; studying electro-technology at the Technical University of Berlin from 1927 to 1933; a practical study in Paris, France; being an engineer from 1933 to 1942 at the Siemens Electrical Tube Factory (Röhrenwerk) in Berlin; moving with her family to Dreilinden in 1934; her mother’s death in 1942; being employed at the Labor Ministry in Berlin from 1942 to 1946; her friendship with a Jewish professor who died during the war; the Holocaust memorial in Berlin; her lack of political interests and commitment to equality; getting married to Otto Braunsdorf in 1946; legally moving to West Berlin in 1959; and her second marriage.

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Johanna Braunsdorf
Maria Nooke
interview:  1999 January 18
1 sound cassette (60 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2021-02-16 15:52:36
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