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Oral history interview with Frank Weinman

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.99 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0099

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    Oral history interview with Frank Weinman


    Interview Summary
    Frank Weinman, born on July 9, 1914 in Vienna, Austria, discusses his childhood in Vienna and Bratislava, Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia); the introduction of restrictive anti-Jewish laws in Vienna after the Anschluss in March 1938; the family's definitive move to Bratislava soon after; his marriage; his and his wife's forced move to a ghetto camp after Nazis took control of Czechoslovakia; their experiences there doing manual labor; their fortunate escape through a German baggage firm, HAPAG, to Budapest, Cuba, and finally the United States; his parents' escape to Cuba where his father died; his reunion with his mother in October 1942; the assistance he received from his brother who had immigrated to Chicago, IL in 1938; and the success and prosperity he experienced in the United States.
    Frank Weinman
    Sandra Bendayan
    interview:  1996 December 09
    interview:  1996 December 16
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties

    Physical Details

    2 videocassettes (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Weinman, Frank.

    Administrative Notes

    The Bay Area Holocaust Oral History Project conducted the interview with Frank Weinman on December 9, 1996 and December 16, 1996. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received the tapes of the interview from the Bay Area Holocaust Oral History Project in October 2000.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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