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Oral history interview with George Arnstein

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2011.211 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0191

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    Oral history interview with George Arnstein


    Interview Summary
    George Ernest Arnstein, born September 20, 1924 in Stuttgart, Germany, describes his prewar life in Germany; the repercussions of the Nuremberg laws; his experiences with antisemitism; his father’s arrest on Kristallnacht; his father’s time in Dachau; his family’s decision to leave Germany and go to Geneva, Switzerland; his family’s immigration to the United States in 1938; the anti-German sentiment in America during World War II and its effects on him; his service for the United States Army beginning in 1943 and his duties as a crypto-analyst; his work in Germany helping to perform interrogations, monitoring anti-American efforts, and denazification; his return to Wisconsin after the war; his education at Berkeley and Geneva; and his life post-war.
    George Arnstein
    Gail Schwartz
    interview:  2011 October 23
    creation: Washington (D.C.)

    Physical Details

    3 digital files : WAV.

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Arnstein, George, 1924-
    Corporate Name
    United States. Army

    Administrative Notes

    Gail Schwartz, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the interview with George Arnstein in Washington, DC on October 23, 2011.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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