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Oral history interview with Eva Gottheiner

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.691 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0691

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The interview describes Ms. Gottheiner's childhood in Breslau, Silesia; her memories of antisemitism under the Nazi regime and its effect on her life; the events of Kristallnacht in 1938; and her father's arrest and imprisonment in Buchenwald concentration camp. Ms. Gottheiner describes the family's flight to Shanghai, China in December 1938 and her experiences during the sea voyage from Genoa, Italy. She describes the ten years she lived in China, her experiences in the Hong Kew ghetto, the bombing of the ghetto by American war planes, and her marriage in 1942. Ms. Gottheiner discusses her and her husband's work with the United States Army after the war ended, their immigration to the United States in 1949, and their first impressions of San Francisco, where the couple settled.

Interviewee
Eva Gottheiner
Date
1993 March 04  (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 11:22:26
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