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Oral history interview with Erna Harding

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.320 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0320

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

Erna Harding discusses her childhood in Gera, Thuringia, Germany; her family's experiences during World War I; her nursing education, specializing in pediatric ICU; her move to Berlin from 1929-1939; her marriage, the birth of her son, and her divorce; the deaths of her parents; hearing about Kristallnacht in November 1938; sending her son on a Kindertransport to London in January 1939; her escape a month later; working as a housemaid and then as a nurse in England during the war years; her successful immigration to the United States in 1947; and her life and post-experiences.

Interviewee
Erna Harding
Date
2001 April 11  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 videocassette (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 11:13:40
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