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Oral history interview with George Arnstein

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

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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.

Interviewee
George Arnstein
Interviewer
Gail Schwartz
Date
2011 October 23  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
3 digital files : WAV.
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:08:02
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