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Oral history interview with Bertha Lachman

Oral History | Accession Number: 1997.A.0441.870 | RG Number: RG-50.462.0870

Bertha Lachman (née Thalheimer), born on January 14, 1920 in Oberdorf, Germany (present day Marktoberdorf, Germany), discusses the small Jewish community in Oberdorf; attending public school and Hebrew lessons; working as an apprentice for a manufacturing company; working as a domestic employee in Jewish households; the Nazis coming to her home; the burning of a local synagogue; her parents being deported; immigrating to Scotland in June 1939 and then the United States; her parents writing they were being evacuated; and visiting Europe but avoiding Germany due to her memories.

Interviewee
Bertha Lachman
Interviewer
Jerry Freimark
Date
1997 June 16  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 sound recording : WAV.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, gift of the Holocaust Oral History Archive of Gratz College
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Record last modified: 2018-08-09 15:57:33
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