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Oral history interview with Andrée Meyer Schouver

Oral History | Accession Number: 2019.102.1 | RG Number: RG-50.030.1021

Andrée Schouver (née Meyer), born on March 27, 1942 in Meisenthal, France, discusses her few memories of the war; seeing a sleeping bag for the first time when the Americans requisitioned the Meyer home; her sisters’ memories that she was born on the night that the son of a family that was staying with the Meyers, Joseph Weinart, enrolled in the Wehrmacht against his will (he died during the war); attending school at the age of six; learning French and the local dialect; being sent to a boarding school in Phalsbourg, France at the age of 13; becoming a teacher; meeting her future husband (Joseph Shouver) in Metz, France while he was completing his military service; getting married in 1964; teaching in kindergartens and elementary schools; her husband’s work as a teacher; raising five children as they moved around to various assigned school districts together; being retired and living in the Meyer family home in Meisenthal; her father, who was a member of the municipal council; her mother being awarded the “Médaille de la Famille”; and how Robert Schumann, came to Meisenthal after the war and decorated many of the citizens of the town. [She discusses family photographs at the end of the interview.]


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Interviewee
Andrée Meyer Schouver
Interviewer
Peggy Frankston
Date
interview:  2019 February 16
Geography
creation: Meisenthal (France)
Language
French
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Record last modified: 2019-08-05 14:03:31
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