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Oral history interview with Sigmund Sabin

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1498 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1498

Sigmund Sabin describes his childhood in Berlin; the lack of antisemistism he felt in Berlin during the 1930s; his identification as an Eastern European Jew becase of his father's Russian heritage; how he and his father were hidden by non-Jewish friends during and after Kristallnacht; his family's plan to immigrate; how they were smuggled into Belgium in 1939; hiding in Brussels for six months before immigrating to the United States; adapting to life in Los Angeles; his education; being drafted into the United States Army in 1944; his service in Germany in 1945 and 1946; and his life and career in the San Francisco Bay Area after his return.


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Interviewee
Sigmund Sabin
Interviewer
Hildegard Gattmann
Anne G. Saldinger
Date
interview:  2006 September 13
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: 2020-06-05 13:10:48
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