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Oral history interview with Gisela Gneist

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0310.21 | RG Number: RG-50.486.0021

Gisela Gneist, born in 1930 in Wittenberg, Germany, describes her parents’ unemployment and the appeal of the Nationalist Socialist government for them; her membership in the Jungmaedel youth organization from 1940 to 1945, including her leadership role; her arrest in 1945 by Soviet forces on suspicion of founding a counter-revolutionary organization; her time in prison from 1945 to 1950; and her life after the war, including her release from prison, her time living in Hamburg, Germany, and her role as chairman for the Working Group for the Sachsenhausen Camp from 1945 to 1950.

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Gisela Gneist
interview:  2001 May 31
4 sound cassettes (60 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 19:52:14
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