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Oral history interview with Henri Deutsch

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1352 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1352

Henri Deutsch discusses his childhood in Antwerp, Belgium; his memories of antisemitism; his education in a Jewish school; his recollections of the invasion of Belgium by Nazi Germany in May 1940; his family's flight to France, Spain, and Portugal; difficulties with the American consulate in Lisbon; the eventual successful immigration to the United States; his work as a playwright and his focus on Holocaust themes, and reflects on the role of luck and chance in survival, the persistence of antisemitism, the need to speak up and fight back, and the effects of survivor guilt.


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Interviewee
Henri Deutsch
Date
interview:  1983 April 11
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 sound cassette (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 09:25:40
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