Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Anne Eisenberg - May 11, 1982

Immigration to America

And then you came together here.


Did you have children?

One son. He was a year on the boat.

Oh, he was a year old when he...


He had his birthday on the boat.


Um, was he born also in the camp?


Did you become a United States citizen?

Yes. Five years later.

After you got here.


And where, where did you become a citizen?

Here in Detroit.

Oh, in Detroit. What were your feelings and impressions of the United States?


What problems did you encounter here?

Well, it wasn't easy. It was a hard road. Nobody to turn to. I never wanted to turn to nobody for help. We had to do it all on our own.

Did you bring your sister with you?

Uh, my sister got married in uh, Romania just before we started it out.

And she and her husband went with you.

And she was already on her own.

And she lives here also doesn't she?

Yes. Well, first, she lived oh, up 'til sixteen years--no, six..., fifteen years, up 'til fifteen years ago she lived in New York.


And then, when my husband went for himself in business--before he had a partner, then he separated from the partner, he went for himself--he offered a job for my brother-in-law.

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