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Oral history interview with Ursula Michels

Oral History | Accession Number: 2013.294.62 | RG Number: RG-50.693.0062

Ursula Michels, born on August 12, 1916, in Berlin, Germany, describes her childhood and youth; her friends, who were mostly Christians; her older sister; living in a very nice apartment; attending a public elementary school; being ignored by their neighbors once Hitler came to power; her father being a salesman in the south of Germany, representing several companies, and his dismissal when Hitler came to power; leaving their apartment and selling their belongings; getting visas for Chile; her sister getting married and going to Chile early; boarding a ship in Bremen, Germany; the pain of leaving their large extended family; not being able to leave from Bremen and returning to Berlin; her sister sending them tickets to sail from Italy; arriving in Valparaiso, Chile; her father manufacturing ties and selling those to different stores; her work taking care of children as a nurse-maid; becoming a nurse; and only one of her cousins surviving the concentration camps.

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Ursula Michels
Taryn Revesz
interview:  2009 August 11
3 digital files : MOV.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Fundación Memoria Viva
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:44:13
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