Anna Ostergaard Interview, 2018-08-23
Started in 2013, the Museum of History and Holocaust Education's Oral History Program preserves first-hand accounts of past events through recorded film. To date, over 50 individuals have participated, contributing valuable content to museum programming, exhibitions, and K-12 curriculum.
The MHHE Oral History Program includes two ongoing projects, the Legacy Series and Immigrant Stories. Through the Legacy Series, we preserve the experiences of Holocaust survivors, World War II veterans, home front workers, and others who lived during the Second World War. Through the Immigrant Stories oral history project, we interview individuals who have first or second-hand experiences of immigration.
More resources, including educator resources and links to shorter video clips, can be found at the MHHE's Legacy Series homepage.
- Creation: 2018-08-23
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Biographical / Historical
Born in 1929, Anna Ostergaard grew up on a farm in Denmark. After Germany invaded in 1940, she stayed away from the cities, where air raids sent people fleeing into bomb shelters. Ostergaard's family survived on a consistent supply of vegetables from the garden. Ostergaard married after the war and immigrated to the United States in 1955. She recorded her oral history interview at Kennesaw State University in August 2018.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
James Newberry, Museum of History and Holocaust Education, Kennesaw State University.