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Oral history interview with Gunther G. Rechnitz

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.352 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0352

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

Gunther Rechnitz discusses his childhood in Ratibor, Germany (now Raciborz, Poland); the onset of anti-Jewish discrimination in Germany; his sister's flight on a Kindertransport to Great Britain; his father's arrest after Kristallnacht in November 1938; the family's flight to Shanghai; attending school in Shanghai and learning Chinese; working in a bicycle shop; his memories of his time there as being positive; his sister's move to Shanghai to be with the family in 1945; the family's immigration to the United States in 1947; his marriage and family life.

Interviewee
Gunther G. Rechnitz
Interviewer
Elizabeth Ryan
Peter Ryan
Date
1998 April 15  (interview)
Language
English
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 11:14:39
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