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Oral history interview with Rebecca Siegel

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.225 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0225

Rebecca Siegel (née Salomons), born on November 23, 1929 in Amsterdam, Netherlands, discusses her childhood in Amsterdam; her memories of the invasion of Holland by Nazi Germany in 1940; her father's activities helping Jewish refugees from Poland and Germany; being forced to leave her elementary school for a Jewish school in June 1941; the family's move to a Jewish ghetto in Amsterdam; conditions for Jews under the Nazi occupation; her family's deportation to Westerbork in September 1942; her experiences in Westerbork; the family's deportation to Bergen-Belsen and the terrible conditions there; her father's death while in Bergen-Belsen; being transported on a train in April 1945 to an unknown destination; the abandonment of the train by Nazi troops; her family's liberation by American soldiers; their return to Amsterdam; her life in the Netherlands after the war; and the family's immigration to the United States in 1951.


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Interviewee
Rebecca Siegel
Date
interview:  1994 May 12
Language
English
Extent
2 videocassettes (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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
 
Record last modified: 2021-06-09 17:47:07
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