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Oral history interview with Edith Kaiser

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1213 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1213

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Edith Kaiser describes her childhood in Aurich, Germany; her brother's immigration to the United States; the remaining family's escape to Holland in 1938; Kristallnacht; her family's daily life in Holland before the Nazi invasion; the difficult living conditions her family faced in Amsterdam; her family's fear of arrest; her parent's deportation to Westerbork and Theresienstadt (Terezin); her experiences in hiding by the Dutch underground from May 1943-May 1945; how she met her future husband during this time; her post-war life; how she learned the fates of her family members; and her immigration to the United States.

Interviewee
Edith Kaiser
Interviewer
Sandra Bendayan
Evelyn Fielden
Date
1988 January 04  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 sound cassette (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 11:31:45
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