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Oral history interview with Vera Oppenheim

Oral History | Accession Number: 1993.A.0094.29 | RG Number: RG-50.150.0029

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

Vera Oppenheim, born in 1924, discusses her childhood in Berlin, Germany; attending public schools until her expulsion; leaving for Switzerland with her family; returning to Berlin and being arrested as suspected spies; wearing the required yellow badge; seeing propaganda everywhere; Kristallnacht; family members being deported to Auschwitz; forced labor; being moved to the Riga ghetto in Latvia; performing forced labor on a farm; returning to the Kaiserwald concentration camp in Riga; being sent to Stutthof by boat; liberation by the Soviet Army; conditions in the Soviet Army; walking to Berlin to look for family; immigrating to the United States, first to Boston then New York City; returning to Berlin on a free German government trip; spending time in Israel; and being questioned about reparations.

Interviewee
Vera Oppenheim
Date
1977 December 08  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
3 sound cassettes (60 min.).
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