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Life Story Video: Inge Papich

Born Ingeborg Nizze, Inge just wanted to fit in. Growing up in the center of Berlin in the 1930s, she learned the Hitler salute, sang the Nationalist songs and dreamed of joining the Hitler Youth.

The only trouble was: Inge was a “Mischling” – a kind of Jewish half breed that condemned her grandmother to the Holocaust and kept her father from working. Mischling could not marry freely; suffered food, educational and employment discrimination; and were threatened with sterilization.

Her family tried to immigrate to America – but America would not take them in. What was she to do?

Inge turned 17 eight days after the German surrender in May 1945. By then her grandmother was dead, and her father had been killed in what Inge considers suspicious circumstances. But Inge, her mother and two brothers, lived. Read the rest of this entry »


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