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Oral history interview with Alma Hanauer

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

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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.

Interviewee
Alma Hanauer
Date
1989 August 01  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
2 sound cassettes (90 min.).
Credit Line
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, acquired from Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:31:35
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