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Oral history interview with Kurt Pauly

Interview Summary Kurt Pauly, born March 26, 1930 in Aachen, Germany, describes his family’s escape from Germany in 1936; living in Palestine until 1938 when his family moved to the United States; living in Cincinnati, OH and then Vineland, NJ; being drafted in 1951 for the Korean War; his discharge after a serious accident while training; attending the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania from which he graduated in 1958; marrying his wife Jill, also a survivor, in 1957; moving to Washington, DC in 1974 and retiring in 1992, at which time both he and his wife applied to volunteer at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum; visiting Israel; returning to Germany in 1983 and again in 1997 by invitation to talk about his life after leaving Germany; and the ways in which his experiences as a survivor and as a Holocaust Museum volunteer have affected his political views.
Date 1997 November 18  (interview)
RG Number RG-50.106*0079
Accession Number 1997.A.0358
Extent 2 sound cassettes ; 74 min..
Language English
Provenance Margaret Garrett, a volunteer for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History branch conducted this interview on November 18, 1997 in Silver Spring, MD. The interview was transferred to the Archives on November 18, 1997.
Interviewer Margaret Garrett
Classification sound recording
Corporate Name United States. Army.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Genre/Form Oral histories.
Geographic Name Aachen (Germany)
Palestine--Emigration and immigration.
United States--Emigration and immigration.
Personal Name Pauly, Kurt, 1930-
Topical Term Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Germany--Personal narratives.
Holocaust survivors--United States.
Jewish children in the Holocaust--Germany.
Jewish families--Germany.
Korean War, 1950-1953.
World War, 1939-1945--Children--United States.
World War, 1939-1945--Deportations from Germany.
World War, 1939-1945--United States.
Conditions on Access No restrictions on access
Conditions on Use No restrictions on use
Record Type Oral History
Digital Files
Link to Collection United States Holocaust Memorial Museum oral history volunteer collection
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