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Oral history interview with Sophie Barold

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2009.214.40 | RG Number: RG-50.617.0040

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    Oral history interview with Sophie Barold


    Interview Summary
    Sophie Barold (née Singer), born on November 7, 1926 in Cologne, Germany, describes his family’s Polish background; his childhood and education; his religious upbringing; his father’s death in the late 1920s; experiencing antisemitism from his peers; being sent by his mother to Nancy, France in 1938 to live with her youngest brother (Charlie Rozenberg), returning to Germany, and then going to Paris, France; joining the Eaubonne Orthodox OSE home; being evacuated to Montintin (in Château-Chervix, France); being in Nexon, France and escaping a deportation; going into the French underground; her work to find and gather Jewish children hidden during the war; receiving sponsorship to go to Australia and immigrating to Australia in 1951; living in a boarding house in Woollahra (suburb of Sydney, N.S.W.); living in Rose Bay; her work; never wanting to return to Germany; and her participation in the Jewish community.
    Sophie Barold
    interview:  1982 November 09
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, acquired from Sophie Caplan

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    14 CD-ROMs.

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Barold, Sophie, 1926-
    Corporate Name
    World Union OSE

    Administrative Notes

    Holder of Originals
    Ms. Sophie Caplan
    Sophie Caplan donated her interview with Sophie Barold to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Oct. 2009. The collection was transferred to the Museum’s Oral History Branch in 2010.
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