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Object | Accession Number: 2005.464.3

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    Ich erlebte USA im krieg [I witnessed the US at War), an anti-American, anti-Semitic book published in Nazi Germany that belonged to Mara Vishniac. Mara lived in Berlin with her parents, Roman and Luta, and brother, Wolf. After Hitler's appointment as Chancellor in 1933, life became very precarious for Jews in Germany. Following the Kristallnacht pogrom on November 9-10, 1938, Mara, age 12, and her 16 year old brother Wolf were sent to Riga, Latvia. Soon after, Mara was sent to a home for refugee children in Sweden. In 1940, Mara, her mother, and brother moved to Stockholm and obtained visas to travel to the United States. Her father was arrested as an enemy alien in German occupied Paris and imprisoned. He escaped after three months and, with the aid of the JDC, which had sponsored his photography, he obtained a visa to the US. The family reunited in Lisbon, Portugal, and left on the SS Siboney, arriving in New York on December 31, 1940.
    Title
    Ich erlebte USA im krieg
    Date
    publication/distribution:  1941
    Geography
    publication: Berlin (Germany)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Mara Vishniac Kohn
    Contributor
    Author: August W. Halfeld
    Publisher: Verlag Scherl

    Physical Details

    Language
    German
    Object Type
    Books (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    192 p. ; incl. front., illus (incl. ports., maps) ; 23 cm.
    Materials
    overall : paper, ink

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    Provenance
    The book was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2005 by Mara Vishniac Kohn.
    Record last modified:
    2023-03-24 14:25:37
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