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Oral history interview with Marion Pritchard

Oral History | Accession Number: 1984.1.1.24 | RG Number: RG-50.157.0024

Marion Pritchard, born November 7, 1920 in Amsterdam, Netherlands, describes her apolitical family; her brother; her family’s Jewish friends; how her father was upset with the Dutch government because they didn’t just open their borders to refugees; her work finding foster homes for Jewish children and also hiding Jews; how her family did not know all of what she was doing, which was for their safety; the widespread antisemitism in Holland; being imprisoned for six months in a jail in Amsterdam after being caught with friends who put out an anti-Nazi newssheet; being threatened and intimidated, but not physically abused; leaving Holland in 1945 to work with the United Nations in displaced persons camps in Germany; becoming active with Zionists trying get to Israel; going to the United States in 1947; her thoughts on Elie Wiesel; her husband, who was a liberator at Buchenwald; and her belief that you must do the right thing if you can find out what the right thing is.


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Interviewee
Ms. Marion Pritchard
Interviewer
Marsha French
Date
interview:  1984 September 19
Language
English
Extent
1 sound cassette (60 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Council
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Record last modified: 2019-07-10 15:48:27
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