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Oral history interview with Mimi Kanner

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

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.

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Mimi Kanner
interview:  2000 October 25
Oral histories.
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 09:50:23
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