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Oral history interview with Ann Weinstock

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.654 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0654
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The interviews describe Ms. Weinstock's childhood in a small town in Germany near the Polish border; her memories of antisemitism after the Nazi power rose to power; her move to Berlin to live with her uncle; her father's arrest and the loss of the family business. Ms. Weinstock describes training as a surgical nurse, her experiences working with Jews who were in the process of deportation, her increasingly dangerous situation, and her escape from the hospital hidden with corpses with the assistance of a non-Jewish driver. She describes her experiences in hiding in Berlin for more than a year, being turned in by a confidant, and transported to Kleine Festung, a camp adjacent to Theresienstadt (Terezin) concentration camp. Ms. Weinstock describes the terrible conditions in the camp, where there was rampant disease, vermin and mistreatment. She relates that the Gestapo continued to carry out executions after Theresienstadt had been liberated, and describes the camp's liberation by the Russian Army and the assistance of the Red Cross. Ms. Weinstock describes her return to Berlin, her reunion with her future husband, and their immigration to the United States.

Interviewee
Ann Weinstock
Date
1990 November 07  (interview)
1990 October 17  (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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