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Oral history interview with Gabriele Silten

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1454 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1454

Gabriele Silten discusses her early childhood in Berlin, Germany; her family's decision to escape to Holland in 1938; the changes she experienced after the German invasion in May 1940; seeing soldiers in the streets; wearing the yellow star; the disappearances; being deported with her family to Westerbork in June 1943 and her experiences there; her subsequent transfer to Terezin (Theresienstadt), her experiences there, and her education in the underground schools; liberation by the Soviets in May 1945 and the violence that occurred after liberation; her family's return to Germany and then Amsterdam; her life with her family in postwar Europe; and her immigration to the United States in 1959.

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Ruth Gabriele S. Silten
interview:  1983 April 13
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