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Oral history interview with Gary Keins

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1214 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1214

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Gary Kein describes his childhood in Koengshuette, Germany (Chorzow, Poland); his life at university in Vienna, Austria; his career as a banker in Warsaw in 1936; his decision not to flee Poland after the Nazi invasion; the years he spent hiding; the various identities he assumed while hiding; his attempts to help other Jews; his enlistment in the Polish Army to avoid suspicion; his participation in the Warsaw Uprising in 1944; his preparations to leave Poland and Germany with his wife in 1946; and their successful immigration to the United States in 1949.

Interviewee
Gary A. Keins
Interviewer
John Grant
Date
1989 November 02  (interview)
 (interview)
Language
English
Extent
4 sound cassettes (90 min.).
Credit Line
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, acquired from Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:31:46
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