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Oral history interview with Isaac Danon

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0058

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Isaac Danon, born in 1929 in Split, Yugoslavia (Croatia), describes his family and early childhood; not experiencing much antisemitism growing up; the beginning of the war in Yugoslavia in 1941 and his father’s draft into the army; the Italian invasion; working in his father’s dry goods store and seeing much of it destroyed after the start of the war; joining a partisan unit with his father and being ordered to go to an island off the coast of Italy to meet with Allied forces and receive aid; not wanting to go as the Allies desired, and instead travelling to Lecce, Italy, where he remained until June 1944 when he and his father signed up to go to the United States; reuniting with his sisters and mother in Italy; immigrating to the United States with his family in August 1944; living in the Fort Ontario military camp; and dealing with international Jewish aid organizations after the war.

Interviewee
Isaac Danon
Interviewer
Maron Ostchega
Date
1989 November 06  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 videocassette (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:53:01
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