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Oral history interview with Ingrid Bayne

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.509 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0509

Ingrid Bayne discusses her early childhood in Bremen, Germany; her parents' inter-religious marriage; her family's initial reluctance to emigrate; their later decision to flee; their unsuccessful attempts to emigrate; the events of Kristallnacht in November 1938; her maternal grandfather's arrest and incarceration in Buchenwald; her grandparents' flight to Belgium; life in Bremen during the war; the deportation of Jewish people to camps; the bombings and destruction; her father being sent to a work camp in 1944; her mother being called for deportation to Theresienstadt in February 1945; the ending of the war; the family's attempt to rebuild their lives; her immigration to the United States; her return to Bremen to assist her father; her return to the United States; her career as a flight attendant; her marriage and daughter; the deaths of 65 relatives on her mother's side during the Holocaust, including her grandfather.


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Interviewee
Ingrid Bayne
Interviewer
Peter Ryan
Date
interview:  2002 April 17
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
2 videocassettes (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: 2020-03-26 09:51:55
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