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Oral history interview with Susanne DeWitt

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.969 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0969

Sandra Dewitt describes her early life in Munich, Germany; her father's inability to practice medicine after the Nazi rise to power; the difficulties Jews faced in Germany between 1934-1938; her arrest at age 4; her memories of Kristallnacht; her family's deportation to Poland and return to Germany; her parents' decision to send her to Holland to live with cousins; her cousins' decision to send her to England in 1939; her seperation from and reunion with her parents in England; her father's difficulty obtaining work because of his "enemy alien" status; her family's move to Wales where her father could work as a doctor; her family's immigration to the United States in 1945; the antisemitism she experienced in the United States; her difficulties in school in New York City; her return to Germany in 1956-1957; and her impressions about German's lack of knowledge about the Holocust.

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Susanne DeWitt
Gene Ayers
interview:  1990 May 26
2 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 09:53:12
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