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Oral history interview with Irmgard Raymann

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0310.47 | RG Number: RG-50.486.0047

Irmgard Raymann, born in 1926 in Oberhausen, Germany, describes her family and education; the political leanings of her family, including her father’s membership in the Communist Party; not being permitted by her father to join the Bund Deutscher Mädel; the sentencing of her father to hard labor in a forge in 1940; her father’s death in 1941; working as a housemaid in 1941 because she could not finding an apprenticeship; working as a seamstress in 1942; being drafted in 1945 to the Wehrmacht to work as a radio operator; returning home in 1945 after the war; and her life following the war, including her work and marriage.

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Irmgard Raymann
Rosalyn Manowitz
interview:  2004 August 09
2 sound cassettes (90 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2023-08-25 08:31:53
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