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Guide to the Helene Everly Collection
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Description
Helene Everly (b. 1928), Afro-German émigré who grew up in Nazi Germany, was born Helene Brell in Munich, Germany on March 18, 1928. The Helene Everly Collection consists of four audiocassettes containing oral history interviews with Helene Everly conducted by Robert L. Haynes, seven photographs depicting WWII scenes and portraits of Helene Everly and her cousin Max Brell, and copies of the article "A Black Woman's Experience in Hitler's Germany" by Nicole Atkinson.
Background
Helene Everly (b. 1928), Black German émigré who grew up in Nazi Germany, was born Helene Brell in Munich, Germany on March 18, 1928. Her mother Helene Brell met her father, who was from Cameroon, Africa, in 1927. Everly was raised by foster parents and her foster father was a union organizer and Social Democrat.
Extent
.25 linear foot (1 box)
Restrictions
Permission to publish must be obtained from the African American Museum & Library at Oakland.
Availability
No access restrictions. Collection is open to the public.