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Oral history interview with Raymond Turgel

Oral History | Accession Number: 2012.297.1 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0678

Raymond Turgel, born February 28, 1924 in Berlin, Germany, describes his family, childhood, and school life; the presence of Hitler in Berlin; antisemitic songs; witnessing a fight between communists and Nazis; his awareness of rising antisemitism in Germany; bullying from members of the Hitler Youth; events surrounding Kristallnacht; the disappearance of antisemitic signs during the Olympic Games in Berlin; leaving on the Kindertransport; being placed in a boarding school in North London; being assigned the status of enemy alien; his time on the Isle of Man and the boredom he experienced there; the lack of communication with his parents; being sent to a camp in Canada; the lack of freedom within the camp; taking classes at the camp; leaving the camp with the help of the Canadian Jewish Committee and a fraternity; his higher education; his work life; travelling back to Berlin; compensation he received from the German government; his family; and becoming an American citizen.

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Raymond Turgel
Ina Navazelskis
interview:  2012 November 08
Oral histories.
1 digital file : WAV.
Record last modified: 2020-05-27 12:51:03
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