Marion Mostny oral history interview OHP.8805
Finding aid prepared by Debbie Kahn
Tauber Holocaust Library
JFCS Holocaust Center
2245 Post Street
San Francisco, CA, 94115
Title: Marion Mostny oral history interview
Identifier/Call Number: OHP.8805
Contributing Institution: Tauber Holocaust Library
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.2 Linear feet comprising two videotapes with a total running time of 3:24
Date: 1998 October 14
Abstract: This collection comprises two videotapes of an oral history interview with Marion Mostny conducted by the Holocaust Oral History Project on November 4, 1998.
Creator: Mostny, Marion
Creator: Ryan, Peter
Creator: Saldinger, Anne Grenn
This collection comprises two videotapes of an oral history interview with Marion Mostny. The interview was conducted by Peter Ryan and Anne Grenn Saldinger on behalf of the Holocaust Oral History Project on November 4, 1998. Marion Mostny is a Holocaust survivor.
The interview describes Ms. Mostny's childhood in Berlin, Germany; the changes she experienced during the 1930s; and her parents' decision to leave Germany. She describes her family's emigration to Santiago, Chile in April 1939; the community of Jewish refugees there; and the fates of family members left behind in Germany. Ms. Mostny describes her life in Chile, her and her husband's decision to emigrate to the United States in 1963, and their subsequent life in San Francisco. She describes her decision to write her memoirs and the importance of Holocaust remembrance.
There are no restrictions to access for this collection.
There are no restrictions to use for this collection.
Master copies of the oral history interview are located at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.
Marion Mostny oral history interview - OHP.8805, Tauber Holocaust Library, JFCS Holocaust Center, San Francisco, California
Marion Mostny is the spouse of Kurt Mostny, also interviewed. See Kurt Mostny oral history interview - OHP.3930
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Antisemitism -- Germany
Holocaust survivors -- United States
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Personal narratives
Jewish families -- Germany
Jewish refugees -- Chile
Jewish women in the Holocaust
United States -- Emigration and immigration