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Oral history interview with Hanna Marcus

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1140 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1140

Hanna Marcus describes her childhood in Rheine, Germany; the changing attitudes of her friends after Hitler's rise to power; her brother being sent to the United States in 1937; Kristallnacht; her father's arrest; her parents' and younger brother's flight to Holland; how she remained with a relative; being sent to an orphanage in Amsterdam; her experience in the orphanage; how it was run by Gertrud Wijsmuller, a woman awarded the Righteous Among the Nations award; Wijsmuller's arrangment of Kindertransport's from Holland; the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands in 1940; her voyage on the last Kindertransport from Holland to England; her experiences at a children's home in Manchester; her work as a nanny in England until 1947; her immigration to the United States; and her gratitude to Gertrud Wijsmuller.


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Interviewee
Hanna Marcus
Interviewer
Hilde Gattmann
Anne G. Saldinger
Date
interview:  2006 May 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 09:40:27
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