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Oral history interview with Tracy Strong

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.133 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0531

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Tracy Strong, Jr., born September 4, 1915 in Seattle, Washington, discusses living in Seattle until 1923 when his family moved to Geneva, Switzerland for his father’s work; attending a public school and an international school; returning to the United States because his father thought he should learn English; graduating from high school at age 16; attending school for two years in Germany at the Deutsche Unionhoff; attending Oberlin College in Ohio; earning a master’s degree in divinity from Yale Divinity School; travelling back to Geneva where he worked for the European Student Relief Fund; working with the European Student Relief Fund to identify and rescue students held in camps; working for La Cimade, a group that assisted with travel documents for students; working in Geneva where he assisted prisoners of war in German camps and American aviators shot down in Switzerland; enlisting in the U.S. Army in 1944; his transfer to Berlin, Germany after the end of the war, where he reeducated German youth; being demilitarized and returning to Berlin as a civilian; living in Berlin until 1949; returning to the United States; getting married; obtaining a master’s degree in education; and teaching in California and at a school in Beirut, Lebanon.

Interviewee
Tracy Strong
Interviewer
Peggy Frankston
Date
2009 June 11  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
3 videocassettes (MiniDV).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:19:04
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