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Oral history interview with Phyllis Mattson

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1017 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1017

The interview describes Ms. Mattson's childhood in Vienna, Austria, the antisemitism she experienced, and her memories of the Anschluss in 1938. She describes her mother's efforts to obtain a United States visa for her, her journey to America without her family in 1940, and her time as a foster child and in Homewood Terrace Orphanage in San Francisco. Ms. Mattson describes her mother's disappearance in Germany in 1942, her father's internment in Australia, and her reunion with him in 1946. She describes how her time as a foster child and in the orphanage influenced her postwar life.

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Phyllis H. Mattson
interview:  1992 February 25
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 09:53:17
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