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Oral history interview with Renate Harding

Oral History | Accession Number: 2006.70.51 | RG Number: RG-50.583.0051

Renate Harding, born March 21, 1930 in Recklinghausen, Germany, discusses her childhood and home life in Germany; going with her mother to South Africa in 1934; her father leaving Germany in 1933 when he was banned from practicing law; life in the small town Waschbank, South Africa; her family’s farm, Kameelkop; schooling at Dundee; going to boarding school at Moiriver (Mooirivier), where she was discriminated against as a German citizen; her Jewish home life; going to high school in Pietermaritzburg; her family moving to Johannesburg; earning a bachelor’s degree in dietetics from the University of Pretoria; going to the United States on a scholarship but coming back to Pretoria where she earned her masters degree; moving to Perth, Australia as she gained a position at the Royal Perth hospital; moving to Sydney in 1960 to work for the health department; and developing an interest in her Jewish roots.

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.
Renate Harding
interview:  1991 November 02
1 sound cassette.
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Forms part of the Claims Conference International Holocaust Documentation Archive at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. This archive consists of documentation whose reproduction and/or acquisition was made possible with funding from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
Record last modified: 2021-04-27 09:13:20
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