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Oral history interview with Henriette Hahn

Oral History | Accession Number: 2018.154.1 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0966

Henriette Hahn (née Bick), born on June 11, 1923 in Munich, Germany, discusses being the youngest of twelve children of a Jewish father, Karl Bick, and a Catholic mother, Emma Mutzbauer; the deaths of six of her siblings during their childhoods; her father’s work as a jewelry salesman; her mother’s work as a seamstress; her childhood in Munich; seeing her father arrested, which was the last time she saw him; her father’s death in Dachau in 1940; remaining in Germany through the war and having to do forced labor; being the only child living at home by the time the war started; how she and her mother were shunned by the community and a few family members; being helped during these years only by the owner of a neighborhood bakery; and immigrating with her mother to the United States in 1947.

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Henriette Hahn
Ina Navazelskis
interview:  2018 April 27
creation: Patchogue (N.Y.)
1 digital file : MPEG-4.
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:55:13
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