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Oral history interview with Lieselore Dietschi

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1992.A.0124.14 | RG Number: RG-50.028.0014

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    Oral history interview with Lieselore Dietschi


    Interview Summary
    Lieselore Dietschi, born June 12, 1922 in Bochum, Germany, describes her parents, who converted to the Jehovah's Witnesses (JW) in the 1920s; how she and her sister, Ruth, grew up as JW; how their father was the elder of their religious community and his religious standing led to repressions against the family, beginning in 1933; her father going into the underground to continue his work In 1935 and the family losing contact with him; her family being closely observed by the Gestapo; witnessing her mother’s arrest by the Gestapo in 1936 and being left alone to care for her sister; how her mother was severely beaten and returned unable to care for her children properly; the arrest of her father 1937 and his imprisonment in Berlin until 1942; suffering in school under a Nazi principal, who threatened her and her sister on a daily basis, and cruel students, who despised them for refusing to give the Hitler salute; receiving compensation after the war; and being liberated by the arrival of U.S. troops in May 1945.
    Lieselore Dietschi
    Robert Buckley
    interview:  1991 July 20

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    1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Oral History Branch, in cooperation with Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, Inc. produced the interview with Lieselore Dietschi on July 20, 1991.
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