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Oral history interview with Stefanie Sucher

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1274 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1274

Stefanie Sucher discusses her early childhood in Reichstadt, Germany; her assimilated German upbringing; the changes that she and her family experienced after 1933, including the closure of her mother's school; their move to Breslau (now Wroclaw, Poland), and the increased antisemitism they experienced; living near the main offices for the antisemitic newspaper Der Sturmer and how she felt when she walked by the antisemitic images displayed on the building; her experiences during this period and during Kristallnacht in November 1938; the harassment her family experienced in the aftermath; her marriage in January 1939; her husband's departure for the United States; her decision to flee to England; her sister's acceptance into the Kindertransport, and their departure in March 1939; the work she performed as a domestic worker, the help she received from people at the Bloomsbury House, and her journey to New York on the ship RMS Aquitania; her reunion with her husband; their experiences in New York; the work she performed in a garment factory; her move with her husband to California; their children and her life during and after the war; and her sister's experiences on the trip to England, in the children's home in London, and her work with the United States Army towards the end of the war.

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Sucher, Stefanie
interview:  1985 October 23
4 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: 2022-06-23 09:53:26
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