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Oral history interview with Irmgard Jahndorf

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1992.A.0124.23 | RG Number: RG-50.028.0023

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    Oral history interview with Irmgard Jahndorf

    Overview

    Interview Summary
    Irmgard Jahndorf, born June 30, 1921, discusses her parents, who became interested in the Jehovah's Witnesses in 1931; how in 1933 her father, not yet baptized as a J.W., refused to give the Hitler salute and lost his job; the arrest of her parents in 1935 for distributing prohibited material relating to the J.W. and their release two months later; her mother being arrested and sent to a concentration camp in 1939; managing to visit her mother in the camp once; continuing her mother's work by distributing prohibited literature and attending secret bible meetings; her father being arrested and sent to a concentration camp near Berlin (possibly Sachsenhausen) in 1942; looking after younger J.W. and holding discussion groups; her father’s return in June 1945; and her joy after the war.
    Interviewee
    Irmgard Jahndorf
    Interviewer
    Robert Buckley
    Date
    interview:  1990 May 26

    Physical Details

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

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Jahndorf, Irmgard, 1921-

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Oral History Branch, in cooperation with Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, Inc. produced the interview with Irmgard Jahndorf on May 26, 1990.
    Record last modified:
    2023-11-16 07:59:25
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