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Oral history interview with Kurt Pauly

Record Type:
Oral History
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.
1997 November 18  (interview)
RG Number:
2 sound cassettes (74 min.).
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.
Mr. Kurt Pauly
Margaret Garrett
sound recording
Oral histories.
Personal Name:
Pauly, Kurt, 1930-
Conditions on Access:
No restrictions on access
Conditions on Use:
No restrictions on use
Finding Aid:
RG-50.106.0079_trs_en.pdf [English]
Record last modified: 2016-11-16 06:41:02