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Oral history interview with Hennie Bergh

Oral History | Accession Number: 2019.125.25 | RG Number: RG-90.057.0025

Hennie Bergh (née Mattisson), born in 1906 in Berlin, Germany, discusses her childhood; enjoying a middle-class life; her Jewish public school education; the large Jewish population in Berlin; her husband, Walter Felix Zuberbergh (aka Bergh); how things changed beginning in 1932; the arrest of her husband and his imprisonment in Sachsenhausen concentration camp; getting a passport and buying tickets for her family to Shanghai, China; experiencing many challenges in Shanghai, where they lived for 10 years; immigrating to the United States; and settling in Des Moines, Iowa.

Interviewee
Hennie Mattisson Bergh
Interviewer
Esther Hockenberg
Date
interview:  1981 April 02
Language
English
Extent
1 sound cassette.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Iowa Jewish Historical Society
 
Record last modified: 2020-10-07 13:38:16
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