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Oral history interview with Ann Jenner

Oral History | Accession Number: 2015.250.2 | RG Number: RG-50.882.0002

Ann Jenner, born on August 16, 1935 in The Hague in Holland, describes growing up in Voorburg, Netherlands; her father, who was a butcher and bought livestock for the Queen; her two brothers and her sister, who was born during the war; the Nazi invasion in 1940 and conditions changing for her family; Jewish children not being allowed in the public school and being briefly tutored at home until the Christian tutor was prohibited from teaching Jewish students; a Jewish school opening in a big city but Jews could not ride on streetcars and it was an hour walk; attending the school briefly with her brothers until the Nazis started rounding up children from the school; the Nazis decreeing that the Star of David with the word “Jew” on it had to be sewn onto clothing; her family being thrown out of their home in 1942; how her family was ordered to report to a camp but her mother was pregnant so they got a temporary reprieve; receiving help from the Dutch resistance and being hidden by members of the underground; how her baby sister was hidden by their former housekeeper, her oldest brother went into hiding with the housekeeper’s grandmother, and her other brother went to another couple; hiding with a butcher who was friends with her father; her parents hiding too; how later both her parents and one of her brothers were also forced to hide with the butcher after her parents’ hiding place had been discovered and her brother was physically abused by his rescuers; the family surviving the war; and the births of more children into her family.

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Ann Jenner
Esther Finder
4 digital files : MOV.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Esther Toporek Finder
Record last modified: 2020-07-27 15:22:22
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