Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with Doris Lerner Baumgarten

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Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with Doris Lerner Baumgarten
Tannenbaum, Karen
Baumgarten, Doris Lerner, 1930-
Doris Baumgarten tells the story of how her husband, Peter, and his family escaped Vienna in 1939 after the Nazi occupation of Austria. Peter and his brother, Hans, left on the Kindertransport and were taken in at a boarding school in Bournemouth, England. Their mother worked in London as a maid, but was able to join her boys in Bournemouth when the school hired her to clean their facilities. Their father was in Sweden during the German annexation and was unable to return to Vienna because of an invalid passport. Instead, he made his way to New York, arriving in the United States a year before his wife and children.
Jewish Heritage Collection Oral Histories
Contributing Institution:
College of Charleston Libraries
Media Type:
Oral Histories
Personal or Corporate Subject:
Baumgarten, Doris Lerner, 1930- -- Interviews, Baumgarten, Peter, 1926-2000
Topical Subject:
Jews -- South Carolina -- Interviews, Kindertransport (Rescue operations) -- Great Britain, Jews -- Austria -- Vienna -- History, World War, 1939-1945 -- Austria -- Vienna, World War, 1939-1945 -- Jews -- Rescue, Jewish refugees -- Great Britain, Austria -- History -- Anschluss, 1938
Geographic Subject:
Shelving Locator:
MSS 1035-317
S.C. County:
Charleston County (S.C.)
Internet Media Type:
application/pdf, audio/mpeg
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Copyright Status Statement:
Digital resource copyright 2011, The College of Charleston. All rights reserved. For more information contact The College of Charleston Library, Charleston, SC 29424.