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Oral history interview with Alma Hanauer

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1202 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1202

Alma Hanauer discusses her childhood in Hamm, Germany; her assimilated family life; her religious upbringing; the changes she experienced after 1933, including increased anti-Semitism, shunning, and the boycott of her family's store; her experiences during Kristallnacht in November 1938, when her family's home was broken into and looted; her emigration from Germany to Great Britain via Holland in August 1939, her experiences there, and the work she performed as a maid; her immigration to the United States in July 1946, her reunion with one of her sisters, her marriage in 1947, and her life in America; and the fates of her mother and sister who remained in Germany.

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Alma Hanauer
interview:  1989 August 01
Oral histories.
2 sound cassettes (90 min.).
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 09:42:16
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