Oral History Interview with Inge Karo

Inge Karo (née Heiman), born in 1926 in Essen, Germany, describes her father, who was a part owner of a business; her parents’ active participation in the Jewish community and belonging to a conservative synagogue; being part of a non-Zionist youth organization and educated in a school for Jewish children until the schools were closed by the Nazis; the effects of the Nuremberg laws; the effects of Kristallnacht in 1938 on the Jewish community of Essen and her family; the confiscation of her family’s home; being affected by the pervasive Nazi propaganda and persecution; her family’s attempts to escape from Germany to the United States; immigrating with her family to the US in December 1939; and life in the United States as a refugee, including her experiences in public school.

Date: 10/10/1984
Interviewer: Janice Booker
Interviewee: Inge Karo
Language: English
Subject: Americanization.
Holocaust survivors--United States.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Germany--Personal narratives.
Jewish refugees--United States.
Jewish youth--Germany--Societies and clubs.
Jews, German--United States.
Jews--Legal status, laws, etc.--Germany.
Kristallnacht, 1938.
Nazi propaganda--Germany.
World War, 1939-1945--Destruction and pillage--Germany.
World War, 1939-1945--German Americans.
Women--Personal narratives.
Essen (Germany)
Germany--Social conditions--1933-1945.
United States--Emigration and immigration.
Karo, Inge, 1926-
Location: Essen, Germany
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