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Oral history interview with Erika Reiss Kinel

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0309

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Erika Reiss Kinel, born on July 1, 1926 in Zagreb, Yugoslavia (now Croatia), describes growing up as an only child in a fairly religious family; being thrown out of her house by the Germans on the Thursday before Good Friday in 1941 and then having to wear a star when outside; fleeing to Ljubljana-Bežigrad, Slovenia in January 1942; moving in 1943 to Mombercelli, Italy, where they were classified as civilian internees of war for 16 months; traveling in 1944 to Empoli, Italy, where she and her family lived in a barn; her liberation and going to a displaced persons camp in Rome; her family’s transfer to the refugee camp in Bari on October 9, 1944; and then immigrating to United States on March 14, 1949.

Interviewee
Ms. Erika R. Kinel
Interviewer
Randy M. Goldman
Date
1995 March 08  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 videocassette (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:13:19
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