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Oral history interview with Leah Farber

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1063 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1063

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

The interview describes Ms. Farber's childhood in Poland, her move to Vienna after her father's death to live with her aunt and uncle, and the persecution faced by the Jews in Vienna after the Anschluss in March 1938. She recalls that her uncle's store was confiscated and that she was ordered to Nazi headquarters. Ms. Farber describes her flight, with her fiance, to Shanghai in 1938, where they lived until they were able to immigrate to the United States in 1940, settling in Modesto and San Jose, California. She discusses losing contact with her family and still being unsure of their fate, and visiting her village in Poland in 1979, only to find that it no longer existed.

Interviewee
Leah Farber
Date
1991 April 22  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (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 11:29:35
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