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Oral history interview with Irma Benjamin

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.795 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0795
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In the interview, Mrs. Benjamin describes her life in Breslau, Germany, including her childhood, marriage and her three daughters; the rise to power of Nazi Germany in 1933 and her and her husband's conviction that they would be safe only in Palestine; their fact-finding trips to Palestine; sale of their business and eventual immigration to Palestine in 1938. Mrs. Benjamin describes life in Palestine, her husband's death in 1949, and her move to the United States in 1950. Mrs. Benjamin was granted permission to stay in the United States because a senator from Montana - name not included in the interview - arranged for a Bill in Congress to permit it. Her youngest daughter later joined her.

Interviewee
Irma Benjamin
Date
1989 November 02  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
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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