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Oral history interview with Gertrude Chapman

Oral History | Accession Number: 2016.299.1 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0901

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Gertrude Chapman describes growing up one of seven children from a mixed marriage between her ethnic German father and German-Jewish mother; her mother perishing during the war, while all her siblings and father survived; hiding with her siblings in the German countryside just outside Berlin; and how after the war, her father gave up all rights to his children so that she and her siblings could qualify as orphan refugees to leave Germany and immigrate to the United States.

Interviewee
Gertrude Chapman
Interviewer
Ina Navazelskis
Date
2016 September 28  (interview)
Geography
creation : Chicago (Ill.)
Language
English
Extent
1 digital file : MPEG-4.
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Record last modified: 2018-04-09 11:35:58
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