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Oral history interview with Sheila Le Sueur

Oral History | Accession Number: 2018.75.1 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0956

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Sheila Mary Le Sueur, born circa 1927, discusses growing up on the British Island of Jersey; her mother, who was Catholic and descended from Irish immigrants who arrived in Jersey a generation or two earlier; her father, who was local to Jersey, Protestant, and worked as a mechanic; the German occupation; enduring hunger; the resentment that locals had to German occupation; the arrests and deportations of people, including her mother’s friend Louise Gould (she was sent to a prison and eventually to Ravensbruck, where she died); the Germans bringing in forced labor to the island to work the fields; the Germans building a fortification around island; her family’s attempt to evacuate before the Germans arrived; her father’s participation in the thriving black market; rationing; and her interactions with German soldiers.

Interviewee
Sheila Le Sueur
Interviewer
Ina Navazelskis
Date
2018 March 23  (interview)
Geography
creation : Mesa (Ariz.)
Language
English
Extent
1 digital file : MPEG-4.
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Record last modified: 2018-08-13 12:50:48
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