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Oral history interview with Werner G. Loeb

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.920 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0920

Werner Loeb describes his childhood in Steinheim, Germany; its small Jewish community; his first memories of antisemitism in school; the forced sale of his father's business; his memories of Kristallnacht; his and his father's arrest and imprisonment in Buchenwald; his experiences doing forced labor; the forced relocation of his brother to a hospital; his brother's death; his and his parents' deportation to Theresienstadt; his experiences at the camp; his participation in the filming of the Nazi propaganda film, "Hitler Gives a City to the Jews"; his father's death in Theresienstadt; his deportation to a forced labor camp in Wulkow; his final return to Theresienstadt; his liberation; his mother's despair after the war; their immigration to the United States in 1949; his mother's suicide; and his life, family and career in the United States.


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Interviewee
Werner G. Loeb
Interviewer
Peter Ryan
Date
interview:  1998 July 05
Language
English
Extent
3 videocassettes (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 09:36:53
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