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Oral history interview with Sophie Mewes

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

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    Oral history interview with Sophie Mewes


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Sophie Mewes
    Robert Buckley
    interview:  1990 May 25

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

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    Personal Name
    Mewes, Sophie, 1898-

    Administrative Notes

    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Oral History Branch, in cooperation with Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, Inc. produced the interview with Sophie Mewes on May 25, 1990.
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