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Oral history interview with Marion Friedman

Oral History | Accession Number: 1997.A.0361 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0086

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Marion Friedman (b. Traute Marion Julia Georgia Sulimas), born in 1922, discusses her childhood in Hamburg, Germany; being raised with her Christian mother and Jewish father; her parents’ upbringings; celebrating both Christian and Jewish holidays; her brothers’ immigrations to China and the United States; the Aryanization of her father’s bank; her mother’s resourcefulness; receiving a visa along with her mother to go to the U.S.; being sent to the U.S. on her own because her mother decided to stay with her father; learning of her parents’ arrest and deaths; adjusting to life in the U.S.; meeting her husband; returning to Germany long after the war; meeting her German family; and dealing with her losses on a daily basis.

Interviewee
Marion Friedman
Interviewer
Nancy Alper
Date
1997 November 22  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
2 sound cassettes (74 min.).
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