Outspoken: A COPH Podcast

Episode Sixteen: 

Public History Across Cultures - Lange Tafel in Fullerton and Berlin

In this episode of Outspoken, Dr. Cawthra is joined by Associate Director of COPH and Professor of German history, Dr. Cora Granata, along with students, Emily Ortiz, Erin Waldner, and Scott Torres. The group shares their experience organizing and participating in Lange Tafel, a public history project that took place this year on the CSUF campus, and in Berlin, as part of this summer's Study Abroad program.

Later in the episode, COPH archivist, Natalie Navar, introduces clips about the immigration experience, from COPH's "From Hitler's Europe to the Golden State" PDF File Opens in new window oral history project.

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Out of the Archive Narrators

Barbara viganoBarbara Vigano standing inside classroom.

 

 

Barbara Vigano was born in 1938, in Leipzig, in East Germany. After the end of the Second World War, her family moved from Germany to Switzerland where Vigano finished high school. After she was married, she lived in Italy and Holland for her husband's work before eventually settling in Southern California in 1975.
Vigano attended Cal State University, Fullerton for her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, and went on to teach French and German courses at CSUF and Mt. SAC.

Vigano's oral history interview was conducted by Valeria Arias for the "From Hitler's Europe to the Golden State" project on March 20, 2015. 

For more information on Barbara Vigano contact COPH at (657) 278-3580 or coph@fullerton.edu

 

Hans georg Teepe

Interviewer Valeria Arias stands with narrator Hans Georg Teepe outside

 

Hans Georg Teepe was born in Essen, Germany in 1935. Teepe was a child in Germany during World War II. He spent most of his childhood away from his family due to the Kinderlandverschieckung program, which took children to the countryside to be safe from bombings. In his childhood, Teepe was also involved with the Hitler Youth. After the war he moved to Canada, and then to California, where he has lived ever since. 

Teepe's oral history interview was conducted by Valeria Arias for the "From Hitler's Europe to the Golden State" project on March 14, 2015. 

For more information on Hans Georg Teepe contact COPH at (657) 278-3580 or coph@fullerton.edu

 

bernd kammer

Narrator Bernd Kammer with interviewer Eric Ortega inside Bernd's home with kitchen cabinets in background.

 

Bernd Kammer was born in 1943, in a small village in West Prussia called Deutsch-Eylau, now known as Iława, Poland. Kammer’s family came to America under the Displaced Person’s Act in 1952. In his oral history, Kammer recalled his youth in North Hollywood and what life was like for a young German boy with a family who, while still proud to be German, quickly found their appreciation of the nation they now called home.

Kammer's oral history interview was conducted by Eric Ortega for the "From Hitler's Europe to the Golden State" project on November 6, 2013. 

For more information on Bernd Kammer contact COPH at (657) 278-3580 or coph@fullerton.edu

Beate baker

Beate Baker smiling, leaning over counter inside her home, with living room visible in background.

 

Beate Baker is a native-born Austrian and longtime resident of Santa Clarita California. In her oral history, she shared  recollections of World War II, and what her family did to survive after the war. She also discussed her schooling experience as she traveled to Switzerland and Britain, and her eventual migration to the United States to live out her dream of being a flight attendant.

Baker's oral history interview was conducted by Parker Tredick for the "From Hitler's Europe to the Golden State" project on March 13, 2015. 

For more information on Beate Baker contact COPH at (657) 278-3580 or coph@fullerton.edu

Hester DoveHester Dove seated on chair in living room, with her dog laying at her feet.

 

Hester Dove, a resident of Murrieta, California, was a child in England during World War II. Dove discussed the impact the war had on her family and what her life was like. She described her training and career as a typist for the Ordinance Survey, and the Royal Air Force; her move to the United States (US) after marrying an American GI; and her experience traveling by car across America to California. 

Dove's oral history interview was conducted by Hayley Cadman for the "From Hitler's Europe to the Golden State" project on November 4, 2013. 

For more information on Hester Dove contact COPH at (657) 278-3580 or coph@fullerton.edu