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Oral history interview with Gerda Steinfurth

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1992.A.0124.55 | RG Number: RG-50.028.0055

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    Oral history interview with Gerda Steinfurth


    Interview Summary
    Gerda Steinfurth, born in 1920 in Germany near Berlin, discusses her parents who were baptized as Jehovah’s Witnesses (JW) in 1923 and got married in 1928; being baptized as a JW in 1942; the arrest of her father in 1934 and his deportation in 1936 to Sachsenhausen; having to work as a secretary to support her mother; her mother, who was active as a JW distributing the “Watchtower”, for which she was arrested in June 1940 and deported to Ravensbrück and Auschwitz; her mother’s death in 1943; being given a tutor in 1936 who was supposed to teach her the Nazi doctrine; meeting Walter Steinfurth in November 1940 and getting married to him in June 1941; being arrested late in 1942 and separated from her young son; being sentence in 1944 to four years of prison; being sent towards the end of the war from Berlin to Cottbus, and being diverted to Leipzig, where she was liberated from prison in April 1945 by American troops; walking from Leipzig to Begin in May 1945; and returning to her husband and son.
    Gerda Steinfurth
    Robert Buckley
    interview:  1991 July 01

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

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    Personal Name
    Steinfurth, Gerda, 1920-

    Administrative Notes

    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Oral History Branch, in cooperation with Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, Inc. produced the interview with Gerda Steinfurth on July 1, 1991.
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