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Oral history interview with Julian Bussgang

Interview Summary Julian Bussgang was born in 1925 in Lwów, Poland (now L’viv, Ukraine) and describes his childhood; his Bar Mitzvah in 1938; experiencing the German attacks on Poland in September 1939; packing up with his family and driving out of the country unsure of where they would go until they arrived in Romania; attending school and his parents trying to get visas for France or the United States; immigrating to Tel Aviv during the war; enlisting in the Polish army in 1943 and being stationed around the Mediterranean; fighting German forces in Italy with other Allied forces; working in a Displaced Persons camp near the border of Austria as an interpreter; studying engineering in England after the war; immigrating to the United States with his parents and sister; eventually going to M.I.T. for his Masters and Harvard for his Ph.D. in electrical engineering; starting his own engineering company and working with NASA on the shuttle that made the first moon landing; and meeting his wife and starting a family.
Date 2002 December 17  (interview)
RG Number RG-50.030*0473
Accession Number 2002.368
Extent 6 videocassettes : Betacam SP.
Language English
Provenance The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the interview with Julian Bussgang on December 17, 2002. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the tapes of the interview in February 2003.
Interviewer Joan Ringelheim
Classification video recording
Corporate Name Poland. Polskie Sily Zbrojne.
Genre/Form Oral histories.
Geographic Name England.
L’viv (Ukraine)
Palestine--Emigration and immigration.
Tel Aviv (Israel)
United States--Emigration and immigration.
Personal Name Bussgang, Julian, 1925-
Topical Term Holocaust survivors--United States.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Poland--Personal narratives.
Jewish refugees--Romania.
Jews, Polish--Romania.
Refugee camps--Germany.
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy.
World War, 1939-1945--Participation, Jewish.
World War, 1939-1945--Veterans--Poland.
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 collection
Transcript/Notes Transcript of Oral history interview with Julian Bussgang [RG-50.030.0473_trs_en.pdf]
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