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Oral history interview with Edith Schiftan

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.530 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0530

Edith Schiftan discusses her childhood in Vienna, Austria; her assimilated middle-class childhood; the changes she experienced following the German annexation of Austria in March 1938; her father's arrest; his release on the condition that the family would leave; their decision to go to Shanghai, China; her experiences in Shanghai and the conditions there; the work she performed; her marriage; immigrating to the United States in 1947 with her husband; and her life in San Francisco, CA.


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Interviewee
Edith Schiftan
Interviewer
Lorie Rice
Date
interview:  2000 January 11
Language
English
Extent
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: 2020-03-26 09:51:57
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