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Oral history interview with Jeannette Ringold

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.354 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0354

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The interview describes Ms. Ringold's young childhood in Amsterdam, Holland; and her experiences as a very young child in hiding beginning in 1942. Ms. Ringold describes her and her brother being hidden separately; her parents' failed attempt at flight to Belgium, France and Switzerland; and their deportation to Dachau and Auschwitz, where they perished. Ms. Ringold discusses the families that sheltered her in nine different hiding places during the war years; her flight with one of the families to a small village; and their liberation by Canadian troops. She describes her reunion with an uncle and her grandmother; being adopted by her uncle and aunt and raised by them; and emigrating with them to the United States in 1954 at the age of fourteen. Ms. Ringold discusses her education, marriage and career in the United States.

Interviewee
Jeannette Ringold
Date
1994 March 25  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
2 videocassettes (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, acquired from Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:14:41
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