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Oral history interview with Holocaust survivor Elisabeth N. Dixon. Dixon was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1928, and grew up in a Vienna suburb called Mödling with her brother, Hans Knight. Her parents were divorced when she was very young, so she alternated between households until her mother arranged for her to board at a convent. After the Anschluss in 1938, her father grew concerned for his children's safety and arranged for them to leave Austria on a Kindertransport. Dixon and her brother were taken to Halifax, England, where they lived with a local family for eight years. Their father was killed in the Holocaust; their mother, who was not Jewish, was not close to the children and remained in Germany after the war. Dixon immigrated to the United States when she was twenty-one, married a friend of her brother's, and had four children. In this interview, she recounts her childhood experiences, describing how her difficult family situation has affected her life.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Austria, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Personal narratives, Jewish children in the Holocaust--Austria, Kindertransports (Rescue operations), Jewish refugees, Holocaust survivors--Interviews, Holocaust survivors--Florida, Genocide, Crimes against humanity
1 sound file (220 min.) : digital, MPEG4 file + ;
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Austria; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Personal narratives; Jewish children in the Holocaust--Austria; Kindertransports (Rescue operations); Jewish refugees; Holocaust survivors--Interviews; Holocaust survivors--Florida; Genocide; Crimes against humanity
Oral histories; Online audio
University of South Florida
Holocaust survivors oral history project
Dixon, Elisabeth N., "Elisabeth N. Dixon oral history interview" (2011). Holocaust Survivors Oral History Project. 36.