DescriptionBorn in New York City in 1954, Jackie Sherman learned that her mother, Doris Regensburger, had to flee Nazi Germany as a young teenager. Along with her parents, Alfred and Johanna Regensburger, Doris and her sister, Marianne, emigrated to the United States in 1940 after a sojourn in England. Doris was sent in February 1939 on a Kindertransport after experiencing the horrors of Kristallnacht in her hometown of Fürth, near Nuremburg. Alfred, a bombardier in the German Army during World War I, helped to save other Jewish veterans from incarceration in concentration camps before escaping with his family. Having owned a successful textile business in Germany, the Regensburgers struggled to start over in the United States, and their experiences as refugees of the Holocaust left a lasting impression on Jackie and her family.
CitationJackie Sherman Interview, January 12, 2023, 2023-01-12, Legacy Series Oral History Program, 2013-, KSU/14/05/03/001, Museum of History and Holocaust Education, Kennesaw State University.
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