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Oral history interview with Melvin Galun

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.282 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0176

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Melvin Galun, born on May 10, 1940 in Kowal, Poland, describes his parents’ participation in the Zionist movement; his mother’s stories about Jews being sent away to the camps; going into hiding in the nearby forests; his memory of his family’s liberation by Russian troops; staying in several German displaced persons camps after the war; his early education in the displaced persons camps; participating in Zionist youth movements in the camps; immigrating to the United States in November 1949; his studies in the United States at a Yeshiva school; traveling to Israel after graduating school and working in a kibbutz for a year; and getting married in 1963 and starting a family.

Interviewee
Mr. Melvin Galun
Interviewer
Gail Schwartz
Date
2009 October 29  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
3 sound cassettes (60 min.).
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Record last modified: 2018-05-09 09:32:19
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