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Oral history interview with Ruth Plainfield

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.40 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0040

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

The interview describes Ms. Plainfield's childhood in Mainz, Germany, the rise of the Nazi party to power, her father's arrest in 1935 and the effect that had on her, and her childhood encounters with antisemitism. Ms. Plainfield describes her family's immigration to the United States, first to New York and then to San Francisco. She discusses her family's experiences in California, her education, and learning of the fate of family members, including a grandfather who died in Theresienstadt (Terezin).

Interviewee
Ruth Plainfield
Date
1992 April 07  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
2 videocassettes (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, acquired from Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:50:11
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