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Oral history interview with Laura Katz

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1039 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1039

The interview describes Ms. Katz's childhood in Frankfurt, Germany, the increase of antisemitism after the Nazi party rose to power, and the events of Kristallnacht. Ms. Katz discusses her ambivalent relation to her Jewish identity because of the persecution she encountered. She describes her sister's move to Ireland, her later escape to England and the emigration of her mother and sister to the United States. Ms. Katz discusses working as a nurse in London, her conversion to Christianity and her subsequent disillusionment with all religion. She describes her immigration to the United States, and her return to Germany 1960.

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Interviewee
Laura Katz
Date
interview:  1990 September 06
Language
English
Extent
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 09:53:28
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