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Oral history interview with Inge Karo

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1997.A.0441.14 | RG Number: RG-50.462.0014

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    Oral history interview with Inge Karo


    Interview Summary
    Inge Karo (née Heiman), born in 1926 in Essen, Germany, describes her father, who was a part owner of a business; her parents’ active participation in the Jewish community and belonging to a conservative synagogue; being part of a non-Zionist youth organization and educated in a school for Jewish children until the schools were closed by the Nazis; the effects of the Nuremberg laws; the effects of Kristallnacht in 1938 on the Jewish community of Essen and her family; the confiscation of her family’s home; being affected by the pervasive Nazi propaganda and persecution; her family’s attempts to escape from Germany to the United States; immigrating with her family to the US in December 1939; and life in the United States as a refugee, including her experiences in public school.
    Inge Karo
    Janice L. Booker
    interview:  1984 October 10
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Gratz College Holocaust Oral History Archive

    Physical Details

    1 sound cassette (60 min.).

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    Personal Name
    Karo, Inge, 1926-

    Administrative Notes

    The Gratz College Holocaust Oral History Archive conducted the interview with Inge Karo in Philadelphia, Pa., on October 10, 1984. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received the tapes of the interview from Gratz College on September 26, 1997.
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