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Oral history interview with Michel Margosis

Record Type:
Oral History
Interview Summary:
Michel Margosis, born in Brussels, Belgium on September 2, 1928, discusses immigrating to the United States in 1943; being taken in by father’s cousin in Brooklyn, then to foster home; his parents coming to the US in 1946; graduating from high school in 1947; graduating with honors from Brooklyn College in 1951; enlisting in the army and being sent to Germany as an interpreter but requesting to be transferred; becoming a medic near Verdun; feeling very American, but did not speak about his childhood with other soldiers; his feeling about Germany; working at USHMM with the Speakers Bureau and translating materials; speaking about his past; and being featured in the book “The Triumphant Spirit” by Nicholas del Calzo.
1998 August 20  (interview)
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2 sound cassettes ; 74 min..
Gail Schwartz, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the interview with Michel Margosis on August 20, 1998.
Gail Schwartz
sound recording
Personal Name:
Margosis, Michel, 1928-
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Record last modified: 2015-04-23 15:10:50