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Oral history interview with Anita Steinacher

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.428 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0428

Anita Steinacher discusses her childhood in Cologne, Germany; her family life; her religious upbringing; her education; the Jewish community's reaction to Hitler's election as Chancellor in 1933 and the changes she experienced after that time; her memories of the aftermath of Kristallnacht in November 1938; the loss of her father's business; her parents' decision to move their children out of Germany; her experiences with the Kindertransport; the woman in London with whom she was placed; the work she performed; her host's attempts to convert her to Christianity; her reunion with her parents in the United States in May 1940; the voyage across the Atlantic; the trip to San Francisco, CA; her life in the US; her work; her marriage and children; and her trips back to Europe to Cologne and to London.

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Anita Steinacher
interview:  2001 December 03
1 videocassette (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
Record last modified: 2020-07-08 14:55:24
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