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Oral history interview with Siegfried Peilte

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1250 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1250

Siegfried Peilte, born in December 1903 in Labischin, Germany (Łabiszyn, Poland), describes his early years in Labischin; his family's decision to move to Berlin, Germany when Labischin became part of Poland; his education; his work as a banker and a store manager; Kristallnacht; the Jewish community's fear after Kristallnacht; his attempts to immigrate to the United States; his time in England waiting for his visa to be approved; his arrival to the United States in 1940; his service in the US Army in the European theater; his marriage; and his life after the war.

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Siegfried Peilte
Robert Weiss
interview:  1990 March 11
1 sound cassette (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 09:25:31
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