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Oral history interview with Marion Portman

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1253 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1253

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Marion Portman describes her childhood in Hamburg, Germany; her experiences as a child living under the Nuremburg Laws; the antisemitism she experienced; her education at a Jewish school; Kristallnacht; her experiences living in a building with an SS office; her family's efforts to immigrate; their departure in July 1941; their journey through France, Spain, and Portugal; her sea voyage; her time in New York; why her family moved to Cleveland, Ohio; her life in America; her postwar communication with people in Hamburg; her vacations in Germany; and the fates of her family members.

Interviewee
Marion Portman
Interviewer
Rachel Gordon
Date
1985 May 17  (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 11:32:18
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