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Oral history interview with Bea Kandell

Oral History | Accession Number: 2014.328.2 | RG Number: RG-50.778.0001

Bea Bernheimer Kandell, born March 16, 1921 in Göppingen, Germany, describes her family; her childhood in Germany before the war; the survival of all of her immediate family; her family’s social and religious activities; the rise of Nazism and the anti-Jewish propaganda, boycotts, and restrictions; immigrating to the United States with her younger sister in July 1938; her father being taken away on Kristallnacht; living in Cincinnati, Ohio with two distant relatives; corresponding with her parents; moving to New York, NY, where her sister lived; learning English; the arrival of her parents and youngest sister in 1939; and her wartime and postwar life in the United States.

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Ms. Bea Kandell
Brad Zarlin
interview:  2013 December 10
2 digital files : MP3.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Bea Kandell