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Oral history interview with Renate Harding

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

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    Oral history interview with Renate Harding


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Renate Harding
    interview:  1991 November 02
    Credit Line
    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.

    Physical Details

    1 sound cassette.

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    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Permission must be obtained from the University of Sydney, Archive of Australian Judaica for any type of use other than research.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Harding, Renate, 1930-

    Administrative Notes

    The Australian Institute of Holocaust Studies conducted the interview with Renate Harding on November 2, 1991 for the Twelfth Hour Project. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received a copy of the interview in April 2006 from the State Library of New South Wales where the collection is housed.
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