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Oral history interview with Elizabeth Polt

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.641 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0641

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Elizabeth Polt describes her childhood and early adulthood in a town in Austria; her family life as the child of a Jewish father and a non-Jewish mother; some of her maternal cousins joining the Nazi party; learning about the coming German invasion of Austria in 1938; her family deciding to leave Austria; travelling to Switzerland; immigrating to Cuba in 1939; her time in Cuba; the conditions in Cuba; immigrating to the United States in 1940; her life in the U.S. during and after the war.

Interviewee
Elizabeth Polt
Interviewer
Gene Ayres
Date
1996 January 29  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (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 11:21:20
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