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Oral history interview with Jeanette Jaeger

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1006 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1006
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The interview describes Ms. Jaeger's childhood in a small town in northern Poland, the occupation of their town by Nazi troops in June 1941, her family's forced move to a ghetto in Ciechanowiec, and her work for a Polish countess. Ms. Jaeger describes the three years she and her sister spent in hiding in a farmer's roof and multiple other locations, her liberation in 1944 by Russian troops, and her discovery of the deaths of her parents, two other sisters, and multiple other family members. She discusses her marriage in Poland, a subsequent move to Germany in 1945, the birth of her first daughter in 1946, and the family's immigration to the United States.

Interviewee
Jeanette Jaeger
Date
1989 February 23  (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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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:28:46
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