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Oral history interview with Hedy Werner

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1290 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1290

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The interview describes Ms. Krasnobrod's childhood in Vienna, Austria; her memories of an upsurge in Nazi and Communist acitivity in 1934 and the subsequent enactment of curfews and closing of schools; her experiences witnessing antisemitic incidents; the family's flight in September 1938 to Brussels, Belgium, where they lived in security until the invasion of Nazi Germany in May 1940; being hidden in a convent; and her work and life working as a nurse, using false identity papers and passing as a Christian; the liberation of Brussels in September 1944; the survival of her immediate family; her immigration to the United States in 1953; and her marriage and family life in San Francisco.

Hedy Werner
1986 May 15  (interview)
Oral histories.
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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