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Oral history interview with Herta Jacobi

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1132 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1132

Herta Jacobi describes her childhood in Viena, Austria; her memories of antisemitism; the changes in Vienna after the Anschluss in March 1938; Kristallnacht; her parent's arrests; her family's decision to flee Austria; the initial plans to sen Herta with her brother on the kindertransport; her family's decision to go Shanghai together instead; her family's relative comfort because of financial support; her family's life in Shanghai inside and outside the Hong Kew ghetto; her father's suicide; her marriage in 1946; her immigration with her husband and daughter to the United States in 1948; her mother and brother's immigration to Israel; and their subsequent immigration to the United States.


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Interviewee
Herta Jacobi
Interviewer
Peter Ryan
Anne G. Saldinger
Date
interview:  2005 June 01
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (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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