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Oral history interview with Herta Honig

Oral History | Accession Number: 2013.294.41 | RG Number: RG-50.693.0041

Herta Honig de Stern, born June 24, 1921 in Vienna, Austria, describes her assimilated family and happy childhood; only attending synagogue for the High Holidays; her father’s large imported fabric store in the center of the city; attending a public school and then a private school; frequenting the theatre and the opera at a very young age; her French tutor; the gradual rise of Nazism and seeing Nazi propaganda; having to clean the propaganda off walls; her parents sending her and her brother out of Austria; living with an aunt in Czechoslovakia; being sent to the British Institute, where she learned Czech; her father’s store being taken away during the Anschluss; her parents’ leaving for Czechoslovakia; her parents exchanging jewelry to the secretary of the Chilean consul in Czechoslovakia for visas; arriving in Chile in 1939 on a British ship; and getting married soon after and having a child.

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Honig, Herta
Stekel, Alejandra Morales
interview:  2010 January 07
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 10:13:20
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