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Oral history interview with Else Reisner

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.643 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0643

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

Else Reisner discusses her childhood in Gura Humorului, Romania and Vienna, Austria; her education; her experiences as a teenager in Vienna during World War I; her family life; the work she performed as a Montessori teacher; the antisemitism she experienced in Vienna; the changes she experienced and observed after Austria's annexation by Germany in 1938; immigrating to the United States with her husband in August 1939; the journey they took through Rotterdam in a ship bound for New York; living in New York; the work she performed as a secretary; moving to Oakland, California; her work in public housing administration and other social service agencies; her life in California.

Interviewee
Else Reisner
Interviewer
Nancy Magidson
Date
1996 July 01  (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 11:21:22
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