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Oral history interview with Leo Anspach

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

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.

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Leo Anspach
Sandra Bendayan
interview:  1995 February 09
1 videocassette (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: 2020-03-26 09:32:40
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