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Oral history interview with Paul M. Wolff

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

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.

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Paul M. Wolff
Ada Valaitis
interview:  2010 October 16
1 digital file : WAV.
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:23:27
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