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Oral history interview with Edith Frank

Oral History | Accession Number: 2013.294.22 | RG Number: RG-50.693.0022

Edith Frank, born November 20, 1919 in Vienna, Austria, describes her parents; her family’s religious observances and their community; her education; working with her father who was a smithy; the beginning of antisemitism in Austria and Hitler’s rise; the effects of antisemitic laws on her community; her experience during Kristallnacht; being relocated and dealing with food rationing; trying to get a visa from a foreign embassy; the experiences of her aunt’s family on the ship, the St. Louis, and subsequently being sent to Theresienstadt; the experiences of her and her family trying to emigrate; arriving in Valparaiso, Chile and traveling to Temuco, Chile; assimilating into the Jewish community; getting a job; her marriage to a man from Odessa, Ukraine; and her father’s business.

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Frank, Edith
Nudman, Alejandra
interview:  2009 September 02
Oral histories.
1 digital file : MOV.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Fundación Memoria Viva
Record last modified: 2022-06-16 10:13:17
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