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Esther Clifford remembers Kristallnacht

Language: English

Esther Clifford discusses events of the Kristallnacht pogrom, November 9-10, 1938 and recalls the state of fear that drove her to flee her hometown of Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

 

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  • Esther Clifford remembers Kristallnacht

    Language: English

    Esther Clifford discusses events of the Kristallnacht pogrom, November 9-10, 1938 and recalls the state of fear that drove her to flee her hometown of Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

     

  • Kurt Messerschmidt

    Language: English

    Jewish Holocaust Survivor

    Kurt describes what he observed in the aftermath of the Kristallnacht pogrom in Berlin, Germany, in November 1938.

    Gender: Male
    DOB: January 2, 1915
    City of birth: Werneuchen
    Country of birth: Germany
    Ghettos: Theresienstadt
    Camps: Ganacker (Germany : Concentration Camp), Golleschau (Poland : Concentration Camp), Auschwitz II-Birkenau (Poland : Death Camp), Flossenbürg (Germany : Concentration Camp), Sachsenhausen (Germany : Concentration Camp)

     

  • Esther Gever

    Language: English

    Jewish Holocaust Survivor

    Esther Gever remembers trying to protect her father from being arrested.

    Gender: Female
    DOB: April 14, 1930
    City of birth: Vienna
    Country of birth: Austria
    Ghettos: No
    Went into hiding: Yes
    Other experiences: Displaced Persons Camps

     

  • Fred Katz

    Language: English

    Jewish Holocaust Survivor

    Fred Katz remembers his birthday coinciding with the Kristallnacht Pogrom.

    Gender: Male
    DOB: November 10, 1927
    City of birth: Oberlauringen
    Country of birth: Germany
    Ghettos: No
    Went into hiding: No
    Other experiences: Kindertransport

     

  • Eva Abraham-Podietz

    Language: English

    Jewish Holocaust Survivor

    Eva Abraham Podietz went to school as usual during the Kristallnacht Pogrom only to be sent right home again. On her way home, she encountered Nazi youths.

    Gender: Female
    DOB: May 22, 1927
    City of birth: Hamburg
    Country of birth: Germany
    Ghettos: No
    Fled Nazi Occupied Territory: Yes

     

  • Herbert Karliner

    Language: English

    Jewish Holocaust Survivor

    Herbert Karliner's family business was destroyed during the Kristallnacht Pogrom, prompting the family to leave Germany.

    Gender: Male
    DOB: September 3, 1926
    City of birth: Peiskretscham
    Country of birth: Germany
    Camps: Boussac (France : Concentration Camp)
    Went into hiding: Yes

     

  • Jacob Wiener

    Language: English

    Jewish Holocaust Survivor

    Jacob Wiener recalls being taunted by his classmates during the Kristallnacht Pogrom.

    Gender: Male
    DOB: March 25, 1917
    City of birth: Bremen
    Country of birth: Germany
    Ghettos: No
    Went into hiding: No
    Fled Nazi-occupied Territory: Yes

     

  • Robert Behr

    Language: English

    Jewish Holocaust Survivor

    Robert Behr describes how the events of Kristallnacht shook his family's belief in a civil Germany.

    Gender: Male
    DOB: March 1, 1922
    City of birth: Berlin
    Country of birth: Germany
    Ghettos: Theresienstadt (Czechoslovakia)
    Camps: Zossen-Wulkow bei Trebnitz (Germany : Concentration Camp)

     

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