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Testimony of Hedy Tower

Oral History | Accession Number: 1997.A.0441.873 | RG Number: RG-50.462.0873

Hedy Tower (née Kaufman), born March 11, 1913, discusses her upbringing in Bayreuth, Germany; the synagogue and kosher lifestyle; German nationalism; how she and her sister were the only Jews in class; becoming aware of Hitler’s influence in 1934; the growing antisemitism in Germany; joining the Jewish Theatre of Culture in Berlin, Germany; Kristallnacht in 1938; going home to find her parents in prison; the local Germans taking the family property and possessions; the racial laws against Jews; immigrating to the United States in 1941; and adjusting to the United States.
[Note: The recording is a reading of Hedy Towner's written testimony. The reader is Margaret Freimark.]

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.
interview:  1988 December
1 sound recording : WAV.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Gratz College Holocaust Oral History Archive
Record last modified: 2019-12-05 20:54:45
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