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Oral history interview with Martha Jonas

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.840 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0840

Martha Jonas discusses her childhood in Cologne, Germany; the increased antisemitism she and her family experienced after the start of the Nazi regime; her father's arrest and imprisonment in Dachau; her family's flight to Amsterdam; life in Amsterdam; her marriage in 1942, when she was forced to walk to her wedding because Jews were not allowed to take public transportation; her and her husband being imprisoned the day after the wedding; being deported to Westerbork, where they were separated; how both her and her husband both remained at Westerbork until the end of the war, when they were liberated by Canadian troops; working for the Dutch military after the war; moving first to Sweden and then to the United States; the fate of her family members during the Holocaust.


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Interviewee
Martha Jonas
Interviewer
Nancy Magidson
Date
interview:  1997 February 19
interview:  1997 March 13
Language
English
Extent
3 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 09:52:59
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