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Oral history interview with Hans Heimann

Oral History | Digitized | RG Number: RG-50.030.0091

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    Oral history interview with Hans Heimann


    Interview Summary
    Hans Heimann, born on May 28, 1920 in Vienna, Austria, describes his family and childhood; having little contact with the Viennese Jewish community; abruptly encountering antisemitism when Hitler came to power and having to immediately drop out of school; his memories of Kristallnacht; leaving with his parents in 1939 to live in Venice, Italy and then Genoa, Italy; being deported with his father to a small village in the Salerno province, where they had a pleasant but secluded lifestyle; his father’s death and moving in with his mother in Potenza, Italy; teaching English lessons to make a living; the arrival of the British Eighth Army under General Mark Clark and working as an interpreter for the Allied Military Government of Occupied Territories; working for the American Joint Distribution committee after 1945 and helping to organize displaced persons camps; and his recollections of other various experiences during the war.
    Hans Heimann
    Linda G. Kuzmack
    interview:  1990 October 18
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    1 videocassette (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Administrative Notes

    Linda Kuzmack, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the oral history interview with Hans Heimann on October 18, 1990.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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