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Oral history interview with Leo Anspach

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.229 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0229

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

Leo Anspach, born in Karlsbad, Czechoslovakia (now Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic), describes his family history; his parents, Elsa Klauber and Ludwig; his experiences with antisemitism after the Nazis rose to power in neighboring Germany; graduating from school in 1936; the family's flight to Prague after the Nazis occupied the Sudetenland, including Karlsbad, in September 1938; the family's fears and attempts to emigrate; the occupation of Prague by Nazi troops in March 1939; the difficulties the family suffered under Nazi rule; his flight to Shanghai, China in 1940 with the help of his aunt; his experiences in the Jewish ghetto in Shanghai; his immigration to the United States in 1947; and the fate of his family members, including his father, mother, and sister, who perished during the Holocaust.

Interviewee
Leo Anspach
Date
1995 February 09  (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 11:10:08
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