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Oral history interview with Lore Zanders

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.384 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0384

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

Lore Zanders discusses her childhood in an assimilated Jewish family in Arnsberg, Germany; the boycott of her father's store in 1933; her father's death in 1935; her brother's departure to Holland in 1936 because of her mother's uneasiness with the antisemitic climate in Germany; her experiences in a Jewish boarding school in Cologne in 1937; her departure for England on a Kindertransport to Manchester, England; her experiences in England; her mother remarrying in 1939, moving to Switzerland, and immigrating to Ecuador; the fate of her brother, who was arrested in Amsterdam and died in Mauthausen concentration camp in 1941; reuniting with her mother in 1943; the difficult journey to Argentina, including an overland crossing of the Andes, to Valpairaso, Chile and finally to Ecuador; marrying in 1944; the birth of her three children; her family's move to Santiago, Chile; immigrating to the United States in 1963.

Interviewee
Lore Zanders
Interviewer
Peter Ryan
Anne G. Saldinger
Date
1998 July 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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