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Oral history interview with Margot Webb

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1030 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1030

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Margot Webb discusses her childhood in Halle, Germany; the confiscation of her father's business; her family's move to Arnstadt to live with her grandparents; the traumatic antisemitic experiences she endured while a child; her grandfather's arrest; her grandfather’s and her grandmother's move to Holland to escape Nazi oppression; witnessing the events of Kristallnacht in November 1938; her father's emigration from the Netherlands to the United States; the subsequent emigration of herself and her mother using her grandparents’ United States visas in 1939; her experiences once she arrived in the United States; her marriage; her children; her career as a teacher; her involvement in civil rights activities; the guilt she feels about using her grandparents' visas; her grandparents’ death at Auschwitz.

Interviewee
Margot Webb
Interviewer
Cynthia Cohen
Tami Newnham
Date
1992 November 17  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
2 videocassettes (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, acquired from Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:29:08
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