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Oral history interview with Natalie Winkler

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1034 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1034

The interview describes Ms. Winkler's childhood in Chernovitz, Romania (now Chernivtsi, Ukraine); her memories of the Chernovitz ghetto; and her family's escape. Ms. Winkler describes the family's journey by wagon and train to a port on the Black Sea where they boarded a fishing boat bound for Palestine. She discusses the storm that left the family in Turkey, the assistance given to the Jewish refugees by Turkish families and Istanbul's Jewish community, her experiences during the family's 18-month stay in Cyprus, and their arrival in Haifa, Israel in 1944. Ms. Winkler describes her education in Palestine, her memories of the Arab-Israeli war, her graduation from high school in 1953, and her family's immigration to the United States that year. She discusses her difficulties in adjusting to life in the United States, her education, marriage and family, and life in the San Francisco Bay area.


Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.
Interviewee
Natalie Winkler
Date
interview:  1990 January 18
Language
English
Extent
4 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 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 09:53:18
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