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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-
Conditions on Access:
No restrictions on access
Conditions on Use:
No restrictions on use
Finding Aid:
RG-50.106.0107_sum_en.pdf [English]
Record last modified: 2016-03-12 09:47:37