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Oral history interview with Joanna Hochman

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.835 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0835

The interview describes Mrs. Hochman's family and childhood in Vienna, Austria, her increasing awareness of antisemitism and fears for her family's future, and her brother's successful emigration with his family to Argentina. Mrs. Hochman discusses the Anschluss of March 1938, her attempts to find means to emigrate, her success in obtaining visas for Uruguay, and the events of Kristallancht and her husband's arrest. Mrs. Hochman describes the release of her husband, the complicated financial arrangements they needed to make to emigrate, and their eventual immigration to Uruguay in January 1939. Mrs. Hochman discusses the fate of her mother, who refused to leave Europe and was eventually transported to Auschwitz, where she perished. She describes her life in Uruguay, her family life, including marriages, divorces, remarriages and children, her relocation to Argentina, where she lived for 22 years, and her eventual immigration to the United States in 1961.

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Joanna Hochman
interview:  1991 March 19
1 videocassette (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:52:59
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