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Oral history interview with Ruth Tanner

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

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    Oral history interview with Ruth Tanner


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Ruth Tanner
    Anne Feibelman
    interview:  1990 January 29
    interview:  1990 May 27
    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

    Physical Details

    1 videocassette (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Tanner, Ruth.

    Administrative Notes

    The Bay Area Holocaust Oral History Project conducted the interview with Ruth Tanner on January 29, 1990 and May 27, 1990. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received the tapes of the interview from the Bay Area Holocaust Oral History Project in December 2001.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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