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Oral history interview with Tracy Strong

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

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    Oral history interview with Tracy Strong


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Tracy Strong
    Peggy Frankston
    interview:  2009 June 11
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

    3 videocassettes (MiniDV).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Strong, Tracy, 1915-
    Corporate Name
    United States. Army

    Administrative Notes

    Peggy Frankston, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, in association with the Musée Mémorial du Camp de Rivesaltes, conducted the interview with Tracy Strong on June 11, 2009. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives Branch received the interview in June 2009.
    Funding Note
    The production of this interview was made possible by Jeff and Toby Herr.
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