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Oral history interview with Sylvia I. Felsenstein

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1064 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1064

Sylvia Felsenstein discusses her childhood in Linz, Austria; her parents' bitter divorce; being sent to boarding school in Prague at the age of ten; her memories of the Anschluss in March 1938; traveling across the border to Prague; being joined by her father, who obtained visas to Uruguay for them; her father's divorce from his Catholic second wife; traveling to Antwerp, Belgium; their voyage to Montevideo in late 1938; her life in Montevideo, where she lived for 20 years; attending a German-Spanish school in the small Jewish community there; becoming a citizen; meeting her future husband; immigrating in 1959 with her husband to California; and being joined by their children in 1961.

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Sylvia I. Felsenstein
Peter Ryan
Elizabeth Ryan
interview:  1996 June 19
2 videocassettes (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 09:53:30
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