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Lederer, Regina Berger, 1895-1988

Regina Lederer Oral History, 1984.
1 envelope (0.1 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 358 bd

Regina Berger Lederer was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1895 into the family of a successful manufacturing chemist. Her singing career was promising, but never fully realized. With the rise of the Nazi Party and increase in oppression of Jews, she and her husband escaped by leaving for Italy and the United States in 1939. Settling in New York, she worked as a skilled sweater repairer for many years. She died in Maryland in 1988, where she had gone to live near her son Paul.

Transcript of an oral history of Lederer.

Historical Note

Regina Berger Lederer was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1895 into the family of a successful manufacturing chemist. Her singing career was promising, but never fully realized. With the rise of the Nazi Party and increase in oppression of Jews, she and her husband escaped by leaving for Italy and the United States in 1939. Settling in New York, she worked as a skilled sweater repairer for many years. She died in Maryland in 1988, where she had gone to live near her son Paul.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Transcript of an oral history of Regina Berger Lederer.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
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The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Regina Lederer Oral History Transcript (MS 358). Special Collections and University Archives, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst.

History of the Collection

Acquired from Karen Lederer, 1991.

Processing Information

Processed by SCUA staff.


Additional Information

Language
English.

Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.



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Subjects
  • Jewish women–United States–Interviews.
  • Jews, Austrian–United States–Interviews.
  • Jews–Austria–History–20th century–Sources.
  • Knit goods–Repairing–New York (State)–New York.
  • Lederer, Regina Berger, 1895-1988.
  • Refugees, Jewish–United States–Interviews.
  • Sweater industry–New York (State)–New York–Employees–Interviews.

Genre terms
  • Oral histories.

Subjects
  • Jewish women--United States--Interviews
  • Jews, Austrian--United States--Interviews
  • Jews--Austria--History--20th century--Sources
  • Knit goods--Repairing--New York (State)--New York
  • Refugees, Jewish--United States--Interviews
  • Sweater industry--New York (State)--New York--Employees--Interviews
Contributors
  • Lederer, Regina Berger, 1895-1988
Types of material
  • Oral histories
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