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Oral history interview with Bernhard Ebstein

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1989.346.11 | RG Number: RG-50.031.0011

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    Oral history interview with Bernhard Ebstein


    Interview Summary
    Bernhard Ebstein, born in 1929 in Stuttgart, Germany, describes his family; antisemitism in Stuttgart in the 1930s; his family’s response to the antisemitism; attending school; his older sister, who was sent to a boarding school in England in 1937; restrictions placed on Jews; his family’s discussion of emigration and the influence of his uncle; being aware of the Anschluss and the Munich Conference because of the headlines in newspapers; seeing the wreckage after Kristallnacht with his younger sister; his father’s move to the United States because the visa only covered one person; the help his father received from the Joint Distribution Committee; the Jewish Committee of Southern Illinois suppling the affidavit for the rest of the family to go to the US; leaving Germany with his mother and his sister in October 1939; and sailing from the Netherlands.
    Bernhard Ebstein
    interview:  1986 December 17
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center

    Physical Details

    1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Ebstein, Bernhard, 1929-

    Administrative Notes

    The Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois (now Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center) conducted the interview with Bernhard Ebstein on December 17, 1986. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History branch received the tape of the interview from the Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois on December 12, 1989.
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