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Oral history interview with Vera Oppenheim

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

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    Oral history interview with Vera Oppenheim


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Vera Oppenheim
    Rosalyn Manowitz
    interview:  1977 December 08

    Physical Details

    3 sound cassettes (60 min.).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Oppenheim, Vera, 1924-

    Administrative Notes

    The interview with Vera Oppenheim was conducted by Rosalyn Manowitz on December 8, 1977. Rosalyn Manowitz wrote an account of the experiences of survivors who were members of the Hebrew Tabernacle Congregation for distribution to its members. The interview was given to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on October 13, 1993.
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