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Oral history interview with Anita Koralek

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.565 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0565

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

The interview describes Ms. Koralek's childhood in Prague, her memories of antisemitism before Hitler rose to power, and the family's sense of danger once Nazi Germany controlled Prague. Ms. Koralek describes her engagement to be married on the day that Nazi Germany occupied Prague, the flight of her father, mother and sister from Prague, and her attempts to obtain a visa for her new husband and herself. She describes her husband's arrest and release, their success in fleeing to England, and learning of her husband's parents' deportation to Terezin (Theresienstadt) where they perished. Ms. Koralek discusses living in London, England during the war years, and the dangers she faced from air raids.

Interviewee
Anita Koralek
Date
1995 September 19  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
2 videocassettes (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, acquired from Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:19:48
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