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Oral history interview with Helene Steinlauf

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.246 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0246

Helene Steinlauf, born on December 6, 1942 in Antwerp, Belgium, discusses her parents during the war years, at which time she was an infant and young child; her parents' experiences in Antwerp during the Nazi occupation of Belgium; the dangers Jews were subject to; her family fleeing to Switzerland; the hardships her mother endured in their travels to Switzerland; being hidden in a cloister where her mother posed as a nun; hiding in a Belgium prison; the family's reunion in Switzerland, where they lived as share croppers; her family's return to Antwerp after the war; and their immigration to the United States in 1955.

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Steinlauf, Helene
interview:  1994 June 13
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: 2022-07-28 20:13:12
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