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Oral history interview with Emmy Loeb

Oral History | Accession Number: 2017.237.2 | RG Number: RG-50.970.0001

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Emmy Loeb (née Sigall), born on May 31, 1923 in Darmstadt, Germany, describes her childhood and family, including her parents (Hermann and Natalie Sigall) and brother (Alex Sigall); her journey on a Kindertransport to England in the summer of 1939; living with the Callahan family in St. Annes (Lytham St. Annes), Lancashire; the efforts of her parents and brother (Alex Sigall) to leave Germany; being forced to relocate to Bolton in June 1940, then Breconshire (Wales) until the restriction was lifted in October 1940, and she subsequently moved to Wolverhampton, where she found work first as a dressmaker, and then in a die casting plant; working for the United States Forces in the European Theatre with the Civil Censorship Division based in Offenbach and Esslingen from 1945-1947; returning to Britain and leaving for the United States in August 1947 on the ship “Marine Hunter”; finding work as a dressmaker and living with her aunt Karolin and cousins Walter and Ludwig in Brooklyn, NY; meeting Harry Loeb at a wedding in New York in December 1947 and getting married in 1950; her two children, Harvey (born 1952) and Marcia (born 1956); and settling in Yonkers, NY.

Interviewee
Emmy Loeb
Interviewer
Harvey Loeb
Date
1993 November 28  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 DVD.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Harvey Loeb