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Oral history interview with Brigitte Callomon

Oral History | Accession Number: 2013.294.12 | RG Number: RG-50.693.0012

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Brigitte Callomon (née Jonas), born September 15, 1926 in Neisse, Germany (present day Nysa, Poland), describes her childhood in an upper-middle class family; the imprisonment of her grandfather; the relocation of her father to Buchenwald; the ransacking of her family home; the return of the men in the family under the condition that they would leave Germany; the internment of her grandparents in Auschwitz; how her parents could only get transport for the children out of Germany; traveling to Glasgow, Scotland and living there from 1942 to 1945; being considered an enemy alien; communication via letters during the war; working for the Refugees Children Aid Committee; receiving a visa to Chile; and meeting her parents in Chile.

Interviewee
Brigitte Callomon
Interviewer
Ilana Solowiejczyk
Date
2009 October 21  (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 10:43:01
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