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Oral history interview with Irmgard Jahndorf

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

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

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
1990 May 26  (interview)
Language
German
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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