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Oral history interview with Margarete S

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0310.52 | RG Number: RG-50.486.0052

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Margarete S, born in 1921 in Essen, Germany, describes her childhood and family life; her father's membership in the Social Democratic Party; the burning of the synagogues in Essen in 1938; the destruction of Jewish stores by German soldiers; her work in a furniture store in Essen; the bombing of her home in 1943; the arrest of her father in 1944 and his deportation to Sachsenhausen concentration camp and then Bergen Belsen concentration camp where he died; and her life after the war.

Interviewee
Margarete S.
Date
2004 August 10  (interview)
Language
German
Extent
2 sound cassettes (90 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:52:06
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