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Oral history interview with Gerda Seifer

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1450 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1450

Gerda Krebs Seifer, born on August 20, 1927 in Przemyśl, Poland, discusses her childhood; her experiences after the war began; the confiscation of her father's store by the Soviets; her family's decision to move to Lwow, Poland (now L'viv, Ukraine); the changes she experienced when the Germans took control of the region in 1941; her brief time in the ghetto in Lwow; her experiences while hiding both alone and with a Catholic family; her conversion to Catholicism; passing identity using false papers; the fate of her parents; having to behave like other Polish young people while witnessing the mistreatment of Jews; details on her living arrangements; her decision to leave the family in 1946 to travel to Katowice, Poland; joining a transport to Great Britain for war orphans; her experiences in Britain; the work she performed; her education as a nurse; and her immigration to the United States in 1951.

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Gerda K. Seifer
interview:  1983 April 12
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
Record last modified: 2020-07-08 14:55:25
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