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Oral history interview with Felicia Broh

Oral History | Accession Number: 1992.A.0126.6 | RG Number: RG-50.156.0006

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Faigel Broh (nee Pinchas), born May 13, 1904 in Breslau, Germany (Wroclaw, Poland), describes her parents; her family’s religious practices as Conservative Jews; her family moving to Berlin, Germany when she was an infant; her education; the rise of Nazism; the birth of her son in 1930; conditions getting worse for Jews in 1935; her husband’s work in the metal business; the destruction of stores and synagogues on Kristallnacht; the fate of her parents and in-laws; leaving for Shanghai, China on April 20, 1939 with her husband, son, brother-in-law, and sister-in-law; receiving help from a Jewish organization in Shanghai; the Russian Jews in Shanghai; receiving letters from family in Europe; Jewish life in Shanghai; her son attending the Kadoorie School; the bombings by the Americans; not being affected by the Japanese occupation; going to the United States in July 1947; settling in Minnesota; her views of books and films on the Holocaust; the diseases in Shanghai during the war, including malaria and diphtheria; and receiving help from the organization Hitzim.

Interviewee
Felicia Broh
Date
1983 April 12  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 sound cassette (90 min.).
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:40:27
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