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Oral history interview with Gunter Seelmann

Oral History | Accession Number: 2013.294.77 | RG Number: RG-50.693.0077

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Gunter Seelmann, born in 1931 in Aachen, Germany, describes his family; attending a Jewish school for a year; moving with his family to Holland in 1939 after Kristallnacht; his memories of the beginning of Nazi-Germany; his father being taken to Buchenwald concentration camp and his return; his parents’ friendship with the family of Anne Frank and a letter they received from the Frank family; unsuccessfully trying to get visas to the United States; getting visas to Chile and arriving in Valparaiso, Chile December 3, 1939; the worry they felt for relatives in Europe; going to Concepción, Chile; his education; his extended family; his wife; his life in Chile after the war; and his experience returning to Germany years after the war.

Interviewee
Gunter Seelmann
Date
2009 September 24  (interview)
Language
Spanish
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
2 digital files : MOV.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Fundación Memoria Viva
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:56:26
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