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Oral history interview with Ellen Zweig

Oral History | Accession Number: 2010.24 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0545

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Ellen Zweig (née Seligman), born May 18, 1929 in Regensburg, Germany, describes her childhood in prewar Germany; her mother Rose Hirschfeld, father Juilius Seligman, and sister Margit; her education in an all-Jewish school beginning in 1936; discrimination against her father because he was a Catholic married to a Jewish woman; her father’s arrest on Kristallnacht; her move with her mother and sister to her grandmother’s apartment; her father’s eventual return; her family’s ability to immigrate to the United States in 1940; her family’s time in Munich, Germany then Italy then Genoa, Switzerland on their way to New York, NY; her family’s move to Washington, DC; and her postwar life in the United States.

Interviewee
Ellen Zweig
Interviewer
Judith Cohen
Date
2010 March 02  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 digital file : WAV.
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:19:22
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