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Family Legacies Videos


Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Box 1, 1984-2021

 File — Box B452.01.0001: Series B452.01 [Barcode: U186023293460]
Identifier: B452.01.0001

This box contains oral history interviews on DVD. The interviews are with members of the Grünfeld/Heimann family.

Dates: 1984-2021

Box 1, 2011

 File — Box B453.01.0001: Series B453.01 [Barcode: U186023293363]
Identifier: B453.01.0001

Box contains one (1) DVD with interviews from Coloradan Holocaust survivors.

Dates: 2011

Erna Witsches Schmidmayer: A Holocaust Story from Kindertransport to Pioneer in Israel, 2016-09-16

Identifier: B452.01.0001.0003

Oral history interview with Erna Witsches Schmidmayer.

Erna, born in Odessa, Ukraine, discusses her childhood in Danzig, Germany (now Gdansk, Poland); escaping Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport to London, England in 1939; and her immigration to Palestine in 1946.

Dates: 2016-09-16

George and Alexander Tscherny: Escape from Nazi Germany, 2021

Identifier: B452.01.0001.0006
Abstract In the aftermath of Kristallnacht, in December 1938, two young Jewish boys, ages 12 and 14, boarded a train out of Berlin for Holland, to escape the escalating brutality against Jews in Germany. Arriving in Nijmegen, Holland without documents or family, George and Alexander Tscherny were placed with a family by the Dutch Committee for Jewish Refugees, waiting to be granted asylum from the Queen and then dispatched to a refugee camp.When Germany invaded...
Dates: 2021

Giselle Heimann Ratain Family Holocaust Videos

Identifier: B452
Abstract This collection details the Grünfeld Heimann family Holocaust stories. Kurt Heimann and Lotte Grünfeld Heimann married in 1938 and took a train with family to Shanghai in 1940 to escape Nazi violence. They survived in the Shanghai Ghetto alongside thousands of other European Jewish refugees until they were able to relocate in 1948. Kurt, Lotte, and their young son relocated to the United States and settled in Denver, Colorado where their second child, Giselle, was born, and where they...
Dates: 1984-2021

Kurt Heimann Holocaust Story, 1988

Identifier: B452.01.0001.0007
Abstract oral history interview with Kurt Heimann. Kurt, born December 7, 1912 in Berlin, Germany, describes being barred from advancing in his early career because of the German antisemitic laws in the 1930s; his family life; meeting and marrying his wife (Lotte Grünfeld); escaping Berlin, Germany via train on September 16, 1940 with his wife, parents, and brother (Gerhard); arriving in Shanghai, China; life in the Shanghai Ghetto with other Jewish refugees; conditions in the ghetto, including the...
Dates: 1988

Lotte Grünfeld Heimann: Holocaust Story in 100 Years of Songs, Undated

Identifier: B452.01.0001.0005
Abstract Holocaust survivor Lotte Grünfeld Heimann sings songs from her childhood in Yiddish, Hebrew, and German. Songs in Yiddish: 1. "Dos iz a sud derbay" (Perlmutter, Schorr; from the operetta "Kay un shpay"; NY, 1920s) 2. "Tsvelf shlogt dokh shoyn der zeyger" (folksong) 3. "Di zelner" AKA "Oyf di grine felder" (adapted from a WWI Ukrainian folksong) 4. "Bay mir bistu sheyn" (Secunda, Jacobs) 5. "Zug...
Dates: Undated

Margot Grünfeld Shafran: Escape from Nazi Germany Survival in the Shanghai Ghetto, 2015-09

Identifier: B452.01.0001.0004
Abstract Oral history interview with Margot Grünfeld Shafran. Margot, born on January 10, 1924 in Berlin, Germany, discusses her early years as a treasured only child; growing up with an extended Jewish family in Berlin in the 1920s and 1930s; her father Reuben Grünfeld, a Polish citizen who in October 1939 was seized and deported to the Polish border where he languished for nine months until his wife, Lotte Secher Grünfeld, arranged for three sets of papers and...
Dates: 2015-09

Oral Histories, 1984-2021

Identifier: B452.01

This series contains Oral history interviews with members of the Grünfeld/Heimann family who discuss their escape from Nazi Germany and experiences as refugees.

Dates: 1984-2021

Oral Histories, 2011

Identifier: B453.01

Series contains oral history interviews with Holocaust survivors.

Dates: 2011

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Archival Object 11
Collection 1
Oral histories 11
Digital Versatile Disc (DVD) 10
Berlin (Germany) 7
Jewish families -- Colorado 5
Shanghai (China) 5