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Oral history interview with George Kronenberg

Oral History | Accession Number: 2014.37.15 | RG Number: RG-50.765.0015

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George Kronenberg, born in Warburg, Germany in 1928, describes his family; believing that the Nazi marches in the streets and restrictive laws were normal occurrences; his memories of Kristallnacht; how his father was arrested the next morning and they went to Hannover, Germany when he was released; returning home and finding their home had been vandalized; staying with relatives in Hamburg, Germany; being sent on a Kindertransport to England with his sister in 1938; taking his grandfather’s pocket watch with him; corresponding with his parents for a few years; how his parents planned to go to England, but were trapped in Germany when the war began; how he and his sister were sent to separate foster families and did not see each other for six years; how he was treated kindly and his sister was not; discovering that he was a hemophiliac; reuniting with his sister and living with her in a hostel; and how they immigrated to the United States to live with an aunt and uncle.

Interviewee
George Kronenberg
Date
2006 February 14  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 DVD : MPEG-4.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Congregation Shaarey Tikvah, Beachwood, Ohio www.shaareytikvah.org
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