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Oral history interview with Alphonse Lauber

Oral History | Accession Number: 1992.A.0124.118 | RG Number: RG-50.028.0118

Alphonse Lauber, born in 1900 near Mulhouse, France, discusses his parents Emile and Anna-Marie, becoming a Jehovah’s Witness in 1923; going to meetings; the banning of Bible classes by the French Government even before Hitler’s invasion of France; being fired from a job in a factory because he refused to sign pro-German documents; his subsequent difficulties finding a job because the factories were on a war footing and their production ran counter to Jehovah’s Witnesses beliefs; being detained in the summer of 1943; being imprisoned in Mulhouse for 10 days and then transported by train to Schirmeck concentration camp; being sent later towards the end of the war to Gaggenau; the mistreatment of Jehovah's Witnesses in the camps, the determined resistance to the Nazi ideology by the Jehovah's Witnesses and the presence of other political groups in the camps; getting married after the war; not having any children; and continuing his Bible education.


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Interviewee
Alphonse Lauber
Interviewer
Robert Buckley
Date
interview:  1992 November 26
Language
German
English
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
 
Record last modified: 2020-12-14 15:40:53
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