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Oral history interview with Michael W. Wolff

Oral History | Accession Number: 2010.367 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0604

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Michael Wolff, born in Breslau, Germany (now Wroclaw, Poland) on June 29, 1936, discusses his childhood in Reichenbach, Germany; how his mother worked in his grandfather’s store and his father owned a saw mill; celebrating Jewish high holidays; how his mother made arrangements for him to live with a Jewish family in Glasgow, Scotland; how his father traveled to England in August of 1939 and was interned on the Isle of Man; his mother’s immigration to Bolivia and how he and his father later joined her there; daily life in Bolivia; attending a Catholic school in Bolivia; how his father became the manager of a mine; attending a company school and learning English; speaking German, Spanish, and English; his family’s immigration to the United States; living in San Francisco, CA; attending a city college and then University of California, Berkeley; being drafted into the United States Army and being stationed in Dugway, Utah; settling in Orange County, CA after the end of his service; visiting Scotland with his wife; his mother’s Shoah Foundation interview; his children and grandchildren; and religion.

Interviewee
Michael W. Wolff
Interviewer
Julia Danilina
Date
2010 October 17  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 digital file : WAV.
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:20:33
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