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Oral history interview with Theresia Seible

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

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    Oral history interview with Theresia Seible


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Theresia Seible
    Izhar Harpaz
    interview:  2003 January 17

    Physical Details

    3 videocassettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Seible, Theresia.

    Administrative Notes

    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum produced the oral history interview with Theresia Seible in preparation for its exhibition "Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race." The interview was transferred to the USHMM Oral History Branch from the Museum's Institutional Archives in April 2013.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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