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Oral history interview with Paul M. Wolff

Oral History | Accession Number: 2010.363 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0599

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Paul Wolff born, December 27, 1929 in Hamburg, Germany, describes his childhood in Hamburg before the war; his parents Charles and Erika Wolff (born Abeles) and two sisters; his father’s service in World War I; experiencing antisemitism as a young man; his desire to join the Hitler Youth and his ignorance of the anti-Jewish sentiment that was behind it; his father’s arrest on Kristallnacht and his family’s realization that life for Jews in Germany was deteriorating; his family’s acquisition of exit visas to England; his sisters’ travel to England on the Kindertransport; his time on a farm in Devonshire, separated from his family; his travel from England to San Francisco; and his post-war life in the United States.

Interviewee
Paul M. Wolff
Interviewer
Ada Valaitis
Date
2010 October 16  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 digital file : WAV.
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