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Oral history interview with Steve Katten and Elsie Warren

Oral History | Accession Number: 1996.A.0458.9 | RG Number: RG-50.413.0009

Steve Katter and Elsie Warren, discuss their experiences as residents of the Safe Haven refugee camp after fleeing Italy; their journey on the Henry Gibbons; Elsie helping in the kitchens while in the Safe Haven refugee camp, going with her family to Canada when the camp was shut down, and immigrating to the US afterwards; Elsie’s move with her family to New York City, where Elsie and her mother made and modeled hats, making $25 a week; Steve’s memories of trying a tangerine for the first time in Niagara Falls, his enduring love for them, and his memories of life at the Safe Haven.

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Elsie Warren
Steve Katten
interview:  1994 August 06
1 videocassette (Betacam SP).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, acquired from Safe Haven, Inc.
Record last modified: 2020-05-14 16:59:27
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