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Oral history interview with Faye Nelson

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.294 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0294

Faye Nelson discusses her childhood in Ansbach, Germany as the daughter of a Jewish mother and Catholic father; her Catholic upbringing; the effect that the Nazis’ rise to power had on her family; her relationship with her Jewish grandmother, who was deported to Majdanek; her feelings of discomfort in school; her experiences with the Hitler Youth movement; her father’s experiences in the German Army; her family’s uneasy life during the Nazi era; being sheltered in a rural location; their positive relationship with United States armed forces personnel; her post-war training as a nurses’ aide; her encounters with Jewish students and former prisoners; her interest in Judaism; her family’s immigration to the United States in 1947; and her life and work in California.

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Faye Nelson
Judith Antelman
interview:  1995 January 24
interview:  1995 February 21
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 09:49:18
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