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Oral history interview with Mimi Kanner

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.328 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0328

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

The interview describes Ms. Kanner's childhood in Chelm, Poland; her memories of anti-Semitism; the bombings of Zamosc during the Nazi invasion of Poland in September 1939; her family's flight east; the family being sent to Siberia in 1941 to work in forced labor camps; their arduous journey home; her plan to immigrate to Israel to live on a kibbutz, which was forbidden by her father; her family surviving the post-war "train pogroms," in which returning Jews were thrown from trains; her experiences in an Austrian displaced persons camp; and her immigration to the United States in 1951.

Interviewee
Mimi Kanner
Date
2000 October 25  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
2 videocassettes (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 11:13:56
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