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Oral history interview with Gerhard Ewer

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.315 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0315

Gerhard Ewer, born in 1922 in Berlin, Germany, describes his childhood; his father Hamen, who was a physician; his mother Hatric, who was Christian and also a physician; his family’s move to eastern Berlin when he was a child; his father's death in 1928; his memories of antisemitism during his childhood and discovering that he was half-Jewish; the conflicts that arose because his father was Jewish and his mother was Christian and from a family of German nationalists; his mother's near loss of her job because of her marriage to a Jewish man, even though he was deceased; immigrating to England in April 1939; being sent to Canada where he was held in an internment camp from July 1940 to November 1941; his life in Canada after the war; and his immigration to the United States.

Gerhard Ewer
Tami Benau
interview:  1994 March 17
interview:  1994 March 24
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 09:33:44
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