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Oral history interview with Edith Coliver

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.999 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0999

Edith Coliver discusses her childhood in Karlsruhe, Germany; the increase in anti-Semitism she experienced beginning in 1935; being forced to leave public school in 1937; being sent by her parents to England to continue her education; her father's success at obtaining visas to the United States for his family and their emigration in September 1938; their move to San Francisco; beginning her education at UC Berkeley in 1940; her work at the Office of War Information (OWI), Pacific Policy Bureau in San Francisco and Washington, D.C., where she wrote daily broadcasts of propaganda directed at collaborators in Asia; working as an interpreter and translator at the Nuremberg Trials, including providing simultaneous German to English translation for several of Hitler's most infamous cohorts, including Field Marshal Goering; Otto Ohlendorf, head of one of the Einsatzgruppen; Julius Streicher, publisher of Der Stürmer; and Rudolf Hess, Hitler's Deputy;her marriage and family; her career at Stanford's Hoover Library; her activist work for women's rights; and her experiences with the Asia Foundation in the Phillippines.

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Edith Coliver
interview:  1998 May 06
Oral histories.
2 videocassettes (Hi8) : sound, color ; 8mm.
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 09:53:15
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