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Oral history interview with Sophie Mewes

Oral History | Accession Number: 1992.A.0124.42 | RG Number: RG-50.028.0042

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

Sophie Mewes, born July 18, 1898, describes becoming a Jehovah's Witness in 1931; being arrested in 1939 and placed in a prison at Paderborn for six months before she was sent to Ravensbrück concentration camp; having a travel pass from the camp, which allowed her to travel to her work place; her work in the camp cleaning and gardening; refusing to become a Nazi; having Bible discussions with other J.W. in the camp and preaching in the camp; food in the camp; being liberated by the Russians; returning home; getting her son (Berthold Mewes); and losing their pre-war home in Paderborn.

Interviewee
Sophie Mewes
Interviewer
Robert Buckley
Date
1990 May 25  (interview)
Language
German
Extent
2 videocassettes (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..