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Oral history interview with Estella Hayden

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.207 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0207

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

Estella Hayden discusses her childhood in Magdeburg, Germany; her vague memories of the increase in anti-Semitism after the Nazis rose to power; her mother's insistence that the family leave Germany; her father's arrest after Kristallnacht in November 1938, and his imprisonment in Buchenwald; her family's flight to Shanghai, China shortly after, where they lived in the Hong Kew ghetto during the war years; her experiences in Shanghai; her mother's death of cancer there; the restrictions they endured under Japanese control; her fears and sense of lack of safety during this period; the end of the war and her family's relocation to the United States in 1947; and her marriage and family life in San Francisco.

Interviewee
Estella Hayden
Date
1997 July 08  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
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 11:08:58
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