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Oral history interview with Laura Rosenthal

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.210 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0210

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

The interview describes Ms. Rosenthal's childhood in Karlsruhe, Germany; her memories of Kristallnacht in November 1938 and the decision that she should follow her brother, who left Germany to study in England in 1936; and her father's detention and release. Ms. Rosenthal describes her parents' efforts to secure an escape for her to England, her move to Liverpool to live with a family, the difficulties she encountered, and her move from that home to another and then to a youth hostel for refugee children in Wales. She discusses her experiences working and living in London, her parents deportation to France and successful immigration to Cuba, and her reunion with her parents in New York in 1947.

Interviewee
Laura Rosenthal
Date
1990 December 18  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (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 11:09:07
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