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Oral history interview with Hannerose Weiss

Oral History | Accession Number: 2013.294.96 | RG Number: RG-50.693.0096

Hannerose Weiss (née De Keller), born in Breslau, Germany (Wroclaw, Poland) on December 12, 1929, describes how her father died when she was two years old; attending a kindergarten and a Jewish school; her mother’s slight depression; how her family’s friends were all Jewish but she had some non-Jewish school friends; how one of her non-Jewish friends stayed with them after Kristallnacht even though it was not allowed; her uncle’s plan to immigrate to Bolivia; having to sell things that they could not take with them; her mother’s marriage in May 1939; intending to leave for Cuba, but remaining in Antwerp, Belgium for 10 days after a fire started on their ship; seeing her grandfather in Antwerp; not being able to go to Cuba; how her maternal grandmother had relatives who helped family members leave Germany and paid for the passage of she and her mother from Genoa, Italy to Valparaiso, Chile; the journey to Chile; celebrating her 10th birthday in Chile; her life in Chile; and her message to young people.

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Weiss, Hannerose
Alster, Zelma
interview:  2011 January 11
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 10:13:28
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