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Oral history interview with Nelly McBurnie

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1101 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1101

Nelly McBurnie describes her childhood in a small village near Heidelberg, Germany; her family's move to Frankfurt in 1938 to await visas to the United States; her father's arrest and imprisonment in Dachau after Kristallnacht; being sent with her older sister to England as part of the Kindertransport; her time living with a family there; her memories of being evacuated to a suburban village; the family's reunion and immigration to the United States in February 1940; her father's renewed commitment to Judaism after Dachau; her marriage to a Catholic man and family life; and her renewed interest in teh events of the Holocaust after its 50th anniversary.


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Interviewee
Nelly McBurnie
Interviewer
Peter Ryan
Anne G. Saldinger
Date
interview:  2005 April 11
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 09:53:31
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