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Oral history interview with Irene Schmied

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.989 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0989

Irene Schmied (née Katzenstein), born in Berlin, Germany, discusses her paternal family’s history in Eschwege, Germany; her childhood in Dahlem, Germany; her education; her family's assimilated life; the changes she experienced beginning in 1937 and particularly after Kristallnacht, including a change from a German to a Jewish school; her parents' decision to send her on the Kindertransport to Great Britain in January 1939; her experiences while living with two British families; her education in boarding schools; her reunion with her parents in Santiago, Chile in 1946; the work she performed as a teacher and governess; her immigration with her mother to the United States in 1958; and her life in the US.


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Interviewee
Irene Schmied
Interviewer
Michael Oliver
Date
interview:  2004 October 24
Language
English
Extent
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: 2020-03-24 15:41:03
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