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Oral history interview with Martin Strauss

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0228

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Martin Strauss, born in Leipzig, Germany on July 14, 1923, describes his family and childhood; the effects of the Nuremberg Laws on his family and his experiences with antisemitism; having his Bar Mitzvah despite the difficulties and restrictions placed upon him by the Germans; the burning of the synagogue during Kristallnacht; his father’s arrest and detention for three days; deciding to immigrate to Palestine; living in Haifa, Palestine (now Israel), where helped bring in European refugees and received training and schooling; getting caught by the British in 1947 for moving around in Palestine but managing to secure a visa to the United States; his involvement in Jewish youth groups in the 1930s; not knowing much of what was happening in Europe during the war after he arrived in Palestine; and the memories he has of his war experiences.

Interviewee
Mr. Martin Strauss
Interviewer
Linda G. Kuzmack
Date
1991 May 17  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
2 videocasettes (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 11:10:03
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