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Oral history interview with Martha Hankin

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.694 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0694

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

The interview describes Ms. Hankin's childhood in Norden, a small town in Germany near the Dutch border, the antisemitic measures that were introduced in Germany in 1933, her memories of early implementation of these laws and general antisemitic sentiment. She discusses moving to Hannover in 1935 and working as a domestic, and emigrating to England in 1938. Ms. Hankin describes her experiences there, her attempts to rescue her stepmother and father, her father's death in Auschwitz, her move to Manchester, England, working in a factory, and marrying in January 1941. She discusses emigrating to the United States with her family in 1947, first to New York and then to Oakland, California, where they settled.

Interviewee
Martha Hankin
Date
1991 September 30  (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 11:22:30
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