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Oral history interview with Ingeborg Mayer Protentis

Oral History | Accession Number: 2016.239.1 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0886

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Ingeborg Protentis (née Mayer), born on February 17, 1932 in Würzburg, Germany, describes her parents Rosa Reichenberg and Max Mayer; being the youngest of four children (Emile, Betty, and an unnamed brother); her parents’ bakery and cafeteria; her father’s imprisonment in Dachau and Buchenwald before Kristallnacht; her mother’s attempts to have Max freed; Max’s return home after being imprisoned for three years; being six-years-old on Kristallnacht and her memories of that night; being imprisoned with her mother and mistreated by German soldiers; being released with her mother; going to the United States in February 1939; being placed in second grade; graduating high school; her family’s apartment in New York, partially furnished with some furniture from Germany; getting a job; meeting her husband; having three sons and living a good life; and traveling to Israel three times and meeting her family there.

Interviewee
Ingeborg Protentis
Interviewer
Ina Navazelskis
Date
2016 August 08  (interview)
Geography
creation : Brockton (Mass.)
Language
English
Extent
2 digital files : MPEG-4.
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Record last modified: 2018-04-09 14:55:57
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