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Oral history interview with Jeanette Rothschild

Oral History | Accession Number: 1997.A.0441.872 | RG Number: RG-50.462.0872

Jeanette Rothschild (née Fernbacher), born in Grossmannsdorf, Germany, on September 13, 1898, discusses going to school in a nunnery; the local Jewish girls and lack of antisemitism in the school and town; her family’s successful farming business; her extended family members; her experience during World War I; living in Berlin, Germany once she was married and the Jewish community there; the entrance of the Nazis in 1933; being able to keep her store until Kristallnacht 1938; the Nazis taking her husband and her trying to find him; the return of her husband and him not being the same; going to England to escape Nazism; her husband being taken as an enemy alien to a camp in England; and going to the United States and adjusting to the new life.

Interviewee
Jeanette Rothschild
Interviewer
Jerry Freimark
Date
1997 July 24  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 sound recording : WAV.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, gift of the Holocaust Oral History Archive of Gratz College
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