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Oral history interview with Warner J. Bergh

Oral History | Accession Number: 1997.A.0441.166 | RG Number: RG-50.462.0166

Warner J. Bergh, born on August 14, 1923 in the neighborhood Schöneberg in Berlin, Germany, discusses his early life in a Jewish section of Berlin; being the child of a middle class, assimilated family; his father being sent to Sachsenhausen in 1938 and his release after he was told to leave the country; sailing from Italy with his family on the "Conte Verde" in September 1938 and going to Shanghai; life in the Hongkou District of Shanghai; life during the Japanese occupation and his mother being beaten once; and immigrating to the United States in January 1949 with the assistance of the Joint.

Interviewee
Warner J. Bergh
Interviewer
Marcia Goldberg
Date
1999 October 16  (interview)
Geography
creation : Philadelphia (Pa.)
Extent
2 sound cassettes (60 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, gift of the Holocaust Oral History Archive of Gratz College