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Oral history interview with Ernst Waver

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1992.A.0124.68 | RG Number: RG-50.028.0068

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    Oral history interview with Ernst Waver


    Interview Summary
    Ernst Waver, born in 1902, discusses his work as a businessman in Dresden, Germany circa 1933; being married to a non-Jehovah’s Witness (JW); participating in underground JW activities and being arrested in 1937; serving two years in prison, one of them in solitary confinement; being asked in the summer of 1939 to renounce his faith and when he refused, he was sent to Sachsenhausen concentration camp; being moved to Neuengamme camp, also near Berlin, Germany; how the JW in the camp were well organized, and they had bibles and held bible study in groups; being transferred to a small “Schandelager” (shame camp) near Braunschweig, Germany, where he stayed a year and handled the financial management of the camp; how near the end of the war the prisoners were to be loaded on a boat and sunk in Lubeck harbor, but the transport only reached Ludwigsburg, where the prisoners were liberated by the British; and going to Magdeburg and remaining a JW.
    Ernst Waver
    Robert Buckley
    interview:  1988 October 25

    Physical Details

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

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    Personal Name
    Waver, Ernst.

    Administrative Notes

    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Oral History Branch, in cooperation with Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, Inc. produced the interview with Ernst Waver on October 25, 1988.
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