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Oral history interview with Ernie Glaser

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1191 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1191

Ernie Glaser discusses his childhood in Berlin, Germany; his first memories of changes under the Nazi regime with the passage of the Nuremberg Laws in 1935; the events of Kristallnacht in November 1938, when his family was warned to go into hiding; the arrests of some of his uncles after Kristallnacht; the family's decision to leave Germany for Shanghai, China; their voyage to Shanghai via Trieste, Italy; the family's experiences in Shanghai from July 1939 until June 1947; their residences in the Hong Kew ghetto, the International Settlement district and the French Concession; the Japanese occupation and the family's forced return to the Hong Kew ghetto in 1943; the allied aerial bombings; the end of the war and the arrival of American troops; the family's decision to immigrate to the United States in July 1947; their arrival in San Francisco, CA; and his life as an immigrant in the United States.

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Ernie Glaser
interview:  1984 December 07
2 sound cassettes (90 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:25:30
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