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Oral history interview with Margrit Schurman

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.131 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0131

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    Oral history interview with Margrit Schurman


    Interview Summary
    Margrit Schurman, born on April 1, 1925 in Essen, Germany, discusses her childhood in Essen; her memories of antisemitism; the flight of her sister to Switzerland and her brother to England; the events of Kristallnacht; being sent with her sisters to a Catholic school in England; their conversion to Catholicism; her life and experiences in England during the war, including her brother's deportation as an enemy alien to Canada; her separation from her mother, who had married an Italian and spent the war years in Italy; her immigration to the United States; her marriage and life in Berkeley, California; being reunited with her family in California; and her return trip to Germany.
    Margrit Schurman
    interview:  1999 September 22
    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 (Hi8) : sound, color ; 8mm.

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Schurman, Margrit.

    Administrative Notes

    The Bay Area Holocaust Oral History Project conducted the interview with Margrit Schurman on September 22, 1999. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received the tapes of the interview from the Bay Area Holocaust Oral History Project in December 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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