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Oral history interview with Ursula Foster

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.231 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0231

Ursula Foster, born in January 12, 1927 in Hannover, Germany, discusses her childhood in Hannover; the increasing antisemitism in Germany after 1933; her family's immigration to Amsterdam, Netherlands in March 1938; her life in Amsterdam, including her acquaintance with Anne Frank; the invasion of Holland by Germany in 1940; the increasing oppression, discrimination, and hardships endured by the Jewish population; her old brother's transport to Westerbork, how her parents and she were able to evade capture; their experiences being hidden in Amsterdam beginning in 1943; the conditions in hiding and the fear she felt; their liberation in 1945; learning that her brother perished in Auschwitz; immigrating with her parent to the United States in 1947; settling in Oakland, California; the difficulties her parents encountered in adapting to life in the United States; her adult life; and her return visit to Germany.


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Interviewee
Ursula Foster
Date
interview:  1993 November 18
Language
English
Extent
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: 2021-06-09 17:48:29
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