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Oral history interview with Anni Beckerman

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.595 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0595

Anni Bekerman discusses her childhood in Dresden, Germany; her memories of Kristallnacht in November 1938, when her father was arrested and imprisoned for two weeks; the family's decision to flee to Shanghai, China after her father was released; her family's experiences in Shanghai; her father's businesses; her attendance at a Kadoorie school; her various jobs; an interaction she had with Governor Ghoya, the Japanese administrator of the Hong Kew ghetto; the family's immigration to the United States in 1947; their arrival in San Francisco, CA; their move to Seattle, WA; and her return to San Francisco, where she married another Shanghai refugee and had a daughter.


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Interviewee
Anni Beckerman
Interviewer
Hilde Gattmann
Date
interview:  2003 June 02
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: 2020-07-23 13:34:53
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