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Oral history interview with Irmgard Clark

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.598 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0598

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

Imgard Clark discusses her childhood in Berlin, Germany; her memories of Hitler's rise to power; the difficulties she experienced, including being forced to leave school and take up a trade; her memories of Kristallnacht; her father hiding to avoid arrest; the family's flight from Germany to Shanghai in 1939;the family's arrival in Shanghai; the difficulties they experienced; her education in English; working as a nanny for an English family; the couple's arrest when Japan occupied Shanghai; marrying for economic reasons; living in the Hong Kew ghetto; the end of the war and the arrival of American troops; meeting her second husband who was an American sailor; emigrating to the United States, followed by her parents; her life in Minnesota and in Oakland, California, where she and husband settled and raised their family.

Interviewee
Irmgard Clark
Date
2003 March 12  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
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 11:20:26
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