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Oral history interview with Trude Meyer and Jenny Thompson

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.525 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0525

The interviews describe Ms. Meyer's childhood in Fronhausen, Germany, including her experiences with antisemitism and the Nuremberg Laws. She describes her family's deportation to Riga ghetto in Latvia in 1941, their subsequent transport to Kaiserwald concentration camp in 1943, and their experiences in these places. She discusses her sister's and her transfer to an AEG factory in Torun, Poland in 1944; their liberation by the Russians in 1945; her health issues after liberation; the fates of other family members; and their immigration to the United States in 1946.


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Interviewee
Trude Meyer
Jenny Thompson
Interviewer
Peter Ryan
Date
interview:  2002 July 31
Language
English
Extent
2 videocassettes (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:51:56
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