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Oral history interview with Theresia Seible

Oral History | Accession Number: 2003.485.11 | RG Number: RG-50.718.0011

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Theresia Seible discusses helping her parents, who were unable to read or write; growing up in a Roma family in Würzburg, Germany; the family’s relationships and interactions with German neighbors; having Jewish friends and acquaintances; her brother; laws enforced by the Würzburg mayor, such as the segregation of public spaces for Roma and non-Roma; being expelled from school in 1938; she and the rest of her family registering as Roma with the Nazi authorities and needing to prove their family history; the SS forbidding all Roma from interacting with German citizens; the increased restrictions on Roma in 1939; the father of her twin daughters, a German citizen in Würzburg, and having to meet him in secret; being required by the SS to undergo medical examinations; the birth of her daughters in a clinic under Nazi doctors’ supervision; and the SS doctors’ treatment of Roma.

Interviewee
Theresia Seible
Interviewer
Izhar Harpaz
Date
2003 January 17  (interview)
Language
German
Extent
3 videocassettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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Record last modified: 2018-10-03 15:43:04
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