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Oral history interview with Federica Berczeller

Oral History | Accession Number: 2013.294.9 | RG Number: RG-50.693.0009

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Federica Berczeller, born in 1912 in Budapest, Hungary, describes her family and her youth; finishing her studies at a Jewish school and going to work with her mother at her mother’s cosmetology institute; her marriage in 1938 to an attorney, who was called to the reserves a few weeks after the start of the war; refusing an offered visa to Chile then accepting it after the situation in Budapest became worse; the difficulties of getting her husband freed from the army; the survival of her immediate family and the loss of much of her extended family; arrival with her husband in Valparaiso, Chile in 1938; raising a family in Chile; the immigration of her and her husband’s families to Chile in 1947; her sister’s view of Chile; and her husband’s work with the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society.

Interviewee
Federica Berczeller
Interviewer
Zelma Alster
Date
2009 March 10  (interview)
Language
Spanish
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 digital file : MOV.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Fundación Memoria Viva
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:41:53
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