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Oral history interview with Lori Shearn

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.257 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0257

Lori Shearn discusses her childhood in Vienna, Austria; her family life; the changes she experienced after the Anschluss in March 1938; the increased antisemitism and the effects of the new anti-Jewish laws; her experiences during Kristallnacht and her family's efforts to leave Austria after that night; her journey to England in January 1939; her foster family; adapting to her new life; the destinations of other family members; life during the Blitz; evacuating to the countryside; her reunion with her family in New York, NY in November 1940; the journey to the United States; her experiences in the US; and her life after the war.


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Interviewee
Lori Shearn
Date
interview:  1994 January 10
Language
English
Extent
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: 2020-04-30 16:10:22
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