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Oral history interview with Rae Berliner

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1056 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1056

The interview describes Ms. Berliner's childhood in Frankfurt, Germany, her marriage and the birth of her son, the rise of antisemitism in Germany, her husband's wish to emigrate, and her reluctance to leave her home in Germany. Ms. Berliner discusses the climate in Germany in the mid-1930s, the loss of businesses of her Jewish friends, and Adolf Hitler's charisma and hold over ordinary Germans. She describes the family's emigration in 1936 to Washington, D.C., where Ms. Berliner had family, her family's struggles to become established in San Francisco, and the helplessness she felt and continues to feel regarding those Jews who perished during the Holocaust.

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Rae Berliner
interview:  1990 December 18
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 09:53:29
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