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Oral history interview with Barbara Goldberg

Oral History | Accession Number: 2012.211.1 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0200

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Barbara Goldberg, born in 1943 in Wilmington, DE, discusses her parents, Emma and Erich, who received visas from the Portuguese diplomat Aristides de Sousa Mendes to emigrate from France to Portugal; their journey over the Pyrenees to Spain and then to Portugal; their arrival in the United States; her uncle Paul Brennan (born Pavel Briess) who had been in Theresienstadt and Auschwitz; how other relatives made it to Palestine, Australia, and South Africa; speaking only German in the house; how her parents’ personalities were shaped by the war; never discussing the past or other relatives' stories; feeling a connection to refugees; living with the memory of the Holocaust; and her discovery later in life that Aristides de Sousa Mendes had helped her family.

Interviewee
Barbara Goldberg
Interviewer
Gail Schwartz
Date
2012 August 22  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
2 digital files : WAV.
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