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Oral history interview with Tzvi Aviram

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.4 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0004

Tzvi Aviram (b. Heinz Tzvi Abrahamason), born in 1927, discusses his family and childhood in Berlin, Germany; Berlin’s Jewish community; the Nazi rise to power in 1933; life during the Berlin Olympics in 1936; Kristallnancht’s effect on the Jewish community; how wealthy Jews were leaving; war’s outbreak; increasing antisemitism; the British bombing of Berlin in 1940; forced labor; German propaganda; escaping deportation; Zionist groups in Berlin; joining the Hechalutz underground; Jewish property being taken by Germans; being arrested and interrogated in Grosse Hamburger Strasse; escaping from prison; Berlin’s burning in January 1944; reorganization of the underground movement; hearing about the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising; liberation by the Soviets; Americans entering Berlin in July 1945; organizing immigration to Palestine; immigrating to Palestine from France in March 1948; adjusting to life in Israel; and his thoughts about present day Germany.

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Aviram, Tzvi
interview:  1992 December 18
8 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 19:51:45
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