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Oral history interview with Gitta Sereny

Oral History | Accession Number: 2004.43 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0483

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Gitta Sereny discusses her childhood in Vienna, Austria; her mother's career as an actress and translator; her schooling in England and France in the 1930s and 1940s; her work with refugee children in Paris, France with the Auxiliaire Sociale during the first years of World War II; helping to start a children's center for orphaned and abandoned children with the Auxiliaire Sociale in Villandry, France after the German occupation; her work with the French resistance movement; her observations of the German occupation of Austria; returning to Europe after spending time in the United States to work with the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration helping children in displaced persons camps; the German program for taking Aryan-looking children from their parents in Eastern Europe and giving them to childless German couples and her work in restoring these children to their biological parents; working for the Daily Telegraph magazine covering the German trials; and her interaction with various German war criminals, including Franz Stangl and Albert Speer.

Interviewee
Gitta Sereny
Interviewer
Vera Frankl
Date
2004 February 29  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
3 sound cassettes (60 min.).
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Record last modified: 2018-03-15 10:08:33
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