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Oral history interview with Helga Epstein

Oral History | Accession Number: 1989.352.1 | RG Number: RG-50.069.0001

Helga Epstein (née Dreifuss), born August 30, 1924 in Cologne, Germany, describes her family; the rise of Hitler in the 1920s and 1930s in Germany; the restrictions placed on Jews in the 1930s; not being allowed to attend school after 1938; Jews being barred from many public places; the importance of the synagogue for their social lives; her father selling his store and moving the family to a suburb; her brother’s bat mitzvah; her memories of Kristallnacht in November 1938 and watching as her synagogue was burned; going with her family to England in June 1939; being in London when the war began; going to the United States in early 1940; attending Boston University; and visiting Cologne in 1985.

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Epstein, Ms. Helga
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