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Oral history interview with Miriam Gerber

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1131 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1131

Miriam Gerber describes her childhood in Worms, Germany; the antisemitism she encountered after Hitler rose to power in 1933; leaving her public school for a Jewish school in 1935; Kristallnacht; the family's attempt to gain visas to the United States; her family's move to Heidelberg in 1939; her family's deportation to Gurs concentration camp in France; her expierences in Gurs; her brother's efforts to bring her family to the Dominican Republic; the colony set up by the Jewish Joint Distribution Committee in the Dominican Republic; her experiences in Sosua, Dominican Republic for the duration of the war; her immigration to the United States in 1946; her postwar struggles with depression; her marriages; and her work with the Leo Baeck Institute in New York.


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Interviewee
Miriam Gerber
Interviewer
Peter Ryan
Anne G. Saldinger
Date
interview:  2005 September 21
Language
English
Extent
2 videocassettes (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:40:26
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