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Overview: 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.

Regina Lederer Oral History Transcript

1984
1 envelope (0.1 linear ft.)
Call no.: MS 358
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Background on Regina Berger Lederer

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.

Contents of Collection

Transcript of an oral history of Regina Berger Lederer.

Administrative information

Access

The collection is open for research.

Language:

English

Provenance

Acquired from Karen Lederer, 1991.

Processing Information

Processed by SCUA staff.

Acknowledgments

Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Copyright and Use (More informationConnect to publication information)

Cite as: Regina Lederer Oral History Transcript (MS 358). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

Search terms

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.

Names

  • Lederer, Regina Berger, 1895-1988.

Genre terms

  • Oral histories.