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Oral history interview with Sigmund Sabin

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1498 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1498

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Sigmund Sabin describes his childhood in Berlin; the lack of antisemistism he felt in Berlin duing the 1930s; his identification as an Eastern European Jew becase of his father's Russian heritage; how he and his father were hidden by non-Jewish friends during and after Kristallnacht; his family's plan to immigrate; how they were smuggled into Belgium in 1939; hiding in Brussels for six months before immigrating to the United States; adapting to life in Los Angeles; his education; being drafted into the United States Army in 1944; his service in Germany in 1945 and 1946; and his life and career in the San Francisco Bay Area after his return.

Interviewee
Sigmund Sabin
Interviewer
Hildegard Gattmann
Anne G. Saldinger
Date
2006 September 13  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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 11:34:33
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