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Oral history interview with Marianne Rosenbaum

Oral History | Accession Number: 2013.294.70 | RG Number: RG-50.693.0070

Marianne Rosenbaum, born in Stettin, Germany (Szczecin, Poland), describes her family, who were not very religious; celebrating Chanukah and Passover; her brother, Gerardo; her attorney father; how her parents had a group of friends who met in the tennis club, where only Jews were members; her father participating in a regatta club; being 6 or 7 years old when the war began; attending a public school for a very short time, before she was expelled for being Jewish; being sent for a short time to a Jewish school from which she doesn’t have any memories; being aware of the war after Kristallnacht when the Jewish men were sent to a concentration camp; her father avoiding the deportation and going to Berlin, Germany; her mother begging her father to leave Germany but he was recalcitrant because of his profession; her mother separating from her father; being sent to live with her maternal grandmother near Koln (Cologne, Germany) and her brother, Gerardo, at the age of 10, being sent on a Kindertransport to England; the fates of her paternal family members; crossing the border to Belgium by walking holding the mother’s hand and guided by a man; arriving in Andorra, Spain, where her mother’s boyfriend (later her husband) was waiting for them; attending school in Belgium, studying in Flemish; her mother’s attempts to get visas; going to Genoa, Italy and boarding the Horacio to Chile and arriving in 1939; receiving help from the Joint; her father going to Chile years later, working in the restitution from Germany to victims of the war; marrying a man who had been in the same ship as her; being thankful to all the Jewish organizations that helped her; and how all 10 of her grandchildren converted to Judaism.

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Rosenbaum, Marianne
Alster, Zelma
interview:  2010 April 01
1 digital file : MOV.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Fundación Memoria Viva
Record last modified: 2022-06-16 10:13:24
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