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Oral history interview with Renate Popper

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1494 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1494

Renate Popper describes her childhood in Hamburg, Germany; her memories of the 1936 Olympics and the Brown Shirts in the streets; Kristallnacht; her memories of her father's arrest and imprisonment in Sachsenhausen; the disintegration of her family; her brother and sisters joining the Kindertransport; one brother escaping to Belgium; her immigration to Palestine with a sister in 1939; her parents remaining behind in Germany; learning Hebrew; her experiences adjusting to life on a kibbutz; her working life in Jerusalem; joining the British Army and being sent to Egypt; her discharge in 1946; visiting her sisters in England; learning of her parent's death after being deported to Latvia; learning that her brother imprisoned in Gurs concentration camp survived and lived in Paris; her marriages in Israel; her immigration to the United States with her husband in 1949; their family life and careers in New York City; and her move to California after her husband's death.


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Interviewee
Renate Popper
Interviewer
Hildegard Gattmann
Anne G. Saldinger
Date
interview:  2006 September 25
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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: 2020-03-26 09:42:33
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