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Oral history interview with Susan Warsinger

Interview Summary Susan Warsinger (née Hilsinrath), born in 1929, discusses her family and childhood in Bad Chadska, Germany; her memories of Kristallnacht; escaping to Paris, France; being homeless; fleeing to Versailles when the Germans invaded; going to Château des Morelles, a home for homeless children; her schooling; getting tickets to the United States from the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society; immigrating to the U.S. in 1941; her life in the U.S.; her feelings about returning home to Europe; and her life since the war.
Date 1996 August 12  (interview)
RG Number RG-50.106*0039
Accession Number 1996.A.0354
Extent 2 sound cassettes ; 60 min..
Language English
Provenance Gail Schwartz, a volunteer for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History branch conducted this interview on August 12, 1996 in Ft. Chevy Chase, MD. The interview was transferred to the Archives on August 15, 1996.
Interviewer Gail Schwartz
Classification sound recording
Corporate Name Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society of America.
Genre/Form Oral histories.
Geographic Name Broût-Vernet (France)
Paris (France)
United States--Emigration and immigration.
Personal Name Warsinger, Susan, 1929-
Topical Term Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Germany--Personal narratives.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Psychological aspects.
Holocaust survivors--United States.
Jewish refugees--France.
Jewish families--Germany.
Jewish orphans--France.
Kristallnacht, 1938--Germany.
World War, 1939-1945--Children.
Conditions on Access No restrictions on access
Conditions on Use No restrictions on use
Record Type Oral History
Digital Files
Link to Collection United States Holocaust Memorial Museum oral history volunteer collection
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