Guide to Alan Peters oral history interview OHP.3880

Finding aid prepared by Debbie Kahn
Tauber Holocaust Library
JFCS Holocaust Center
2245 Post Street
San Francisco, CA, 94115
415-449-3717
tauberholocaustlibrary@jfcs.org


Title: Alan Peters oral history interview
Identifier/Call Number: OHP.3880
Contributing Institution: Tauber Holocaust Library
Language of Material: English
Storage Unit: Tauber Holocaust Library Archives
Physical Description: 0.1 Linear feet comprising one videotape with a total running time of 2:36
Date: 1990 September 12
Abstract: This collection comprises one videotape of an oral history interview with Alan Peters conducted by the Holocaust Oral History Project on September 12, 1990.
Creator: Peters, Alan
Creator: Barer, Barbara
Creator: Grant, John

Scope and Contents note

This collection comprises one videotape of an oral history interview with Alan Peters conducted by Barbara Barer on behalf of the Holocaust Oral History Project on September 12, 1990. Alan Peters is a Holocaust survivor.
The interview describes Mr. Peters' childhood in Vienna, Austria; his family life; and the changes that he experienced after the Anschluss in March 1938. He describes his father's arrest in May 1938 and his experiences during and after Kristallnacht in November 1938. He discusses the decision to place him on the Kindertransport in 1939, his experiences living with an English family in Oxford, his education, his reunion with his parents in Vienna after the war, his emigration to Canada then to the United States, and his life in America.

Conditions Governing Access note

There are no restrictions to access for this collection.

Conditions Governing Use note

There are no restrictions to use for this collection.

Existence and Location of Copies note

Master copies of the oral history interview are located at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.

Preferred Citation note

Alan Peters oral history interview - OHP.3880, Tauber Holocaust Library - JFCS Holocaust Center, San Francisco, California

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Austria -- History -- Anschluss, 1938
Canada -- Emigration and immigration
Holocaust survivors -- United States
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Personal narratives
Jewish children in the Holocaust
Jewish families -- Austria
Jewish refugees -- England
Jews -- Persecutions -- Austria
Kindertransports (Rescue operations)
Kristallnacht, 1938
Oxford (England)
United States -- Emigration and immigration
Vienna (Austria)
World War, 1939-1945 -- England