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Oral history interview with Marianne Gerhart

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.249 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0249

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

Marianne Gerhart discusses her unorthodox childhood in Munich, Germany as the daughter of a non-observant Jewish actress mother and a non-Jewish father; her lack of Jewish education or identification, her baptism, and her Catholic school education; the difficulties posed by her mother's Jewish background; her father's loss of his job because of this; her parents' adaption to their changed circumstances under Nazism; her experiences during the period of 1933-1945; obtaining false papers for herself through a Lutheran school; her father's interest in socialism and Rudolph Steiner; his establishment of a farm; the numerous threats to her mother's safety; her parents' divorce after the war; and her immigration to the United States in 1946 as a displaced person with a Jewish mother.

Interviewee
Marianne Gerhart
Date
1997 July 16  (interview)
1997 August 06  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
2 videocassettes (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 11:11:05
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