Alice Sherr (née Bacharach) was born in Egelsbach, Hesse, Germany. Saul Sherr was born in Chusziachin, now Szczuczyn, Poland. The interview opens with Alice recounting her early childhood in Germany, in the Greater Frankfurt area.; She remembers school and her family working. She also recalls attacks and vandalism increasing, which ultimately lead to the family relocating to an apartment in Frankfurt. While living there Alice tells of the events of Kristallnacht, seeing buildings set aflame, demolished, people being attacked, the family's apartment being broken into, and her father being taken to a concentration camp, presumably Dachau. Upon his release she recounts not recognizing her father, and her family decided to send her to a children's home in Switzerland. Alice discusses life in Switzerland, the rationing, the difficulties adjusting to living there, the infrequent contact with family, and lack of news on the outside world. The then goes on to explain her coming to America, and how she came to leave New York City for Atlanta. Saul explains how his family left Poland shortly before the war began and first settled in Pittsburgh. After spending some time there, they moved to Atlanta and opened a shop. He talks about helping run the shop and how he met Alice and convinced her to marry him.
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