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Oral history interview with Inge Sachs Rosenthal

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0112 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0389

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Inge Sachs Rosenthal, born May 27, 1923 in Berlin, Germany, describes her childhood; going on a Kindertransport to London in March or April 1939; meeting her Scottish-English guardians who lived in a London suburb; not having enough money to attend school and instead going to a crèche to be trained as a children’s nurse; returning to her guardians to work as a housekeeper once the war broke out in September 1939; hating her life with her guardians in the suburbs and leaving them after three years; locating a job at an optical factory with the help of the German-Austrian Labour Exchange; loving her work and deciding to become an optician; eventually becoming a Fellow of the British Optical Association and working in a firm on Regents Street in London; immigrating to the United States in 1947; spending two years working in an optometrist’s office in New York City, NY; marrying a German refugee in 1949 and moving with him to his coffee farm in Rolândia, Brazil; her husband’s death in 1973 and taking over the administration of the coffee farm; and having a family of four children and five grandchildren.

Interviewee
Inge S. Rosenthal
Interviewer
Katie Davis
Date
1998 June 19  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
4 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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