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Oral history interview with Ruth Tanner

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.373 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0373

Ruth Tanner discusses her childhood in Vienna, Austria; her family life; her strict religious upbringing; the antisemitism she experienced; the changes she experienced after the Anschluss in March 1938, including the loss of her family's business and home; the increased antisemitism; being forced change from a public school to a Jewish school; her family's attempts to leave Austria for Switzerland; her father's death; her immigration with her mother and sisters to the United States in August 1939; their life in Philadelphia, PA; her experiences in a Jewish orphanage; her education; the work she performed; her marriage and children; and her thoughts about human nature.


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Interviewee
Ruth Tanner
Interviewer
Anne Feibelman
Date
interview:  1990 January 29
interview:  1990 May 27
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (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: 2020-11-02 08:41:31
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