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Oral history interview with Hedy Werner

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

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.

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Hedy Werner
interview:  1986 May 15
Oral histories.
2 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: 2020-08-03 11:26:28
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