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Oral history interview with Helene Steinlauf

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

The interview describes the experiences of Ms. Steinlauf's parents during the war years. Ms. Steinlauf was an infant and young child during this period. Ms. Steinlauf describes her parents' experiences in Antwerp during the Nazi occupation of Belgium; the dangers Jews were subject to; and her family's flight to Switzerland. She describes 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; and the family's reunion in Switzerland, where they lived as share croppers. Ms. Steinlauf describes the family's return to Antwerp after the war, and their immigration to the United States in 1955.

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Helene Steinlauf
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: 2020-03-26 09:49:15
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