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Oral history interview with Conrad Mehler

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0282

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

Conrad Mehler, born on March 27, 1915 in Vienna, Austria, describes growing up as an only child after World War I; his father’s service in the Austrian army during the war; his family’s return to their home in Bukovina, Romania after World War I; attending a university in Bologna, Italy, where he studied medicine; not experiencing discrimination during the early Mussolini years; having to leave Bologna in June 1940 but being detained for several days at the border and in Bucharest, Romania; being sent to Bukovina, where he worked in a hospital in 1940 and 1941 and witnessed the deportation of thousands of Jews, including his mother; spending some time in the Chernivtsi ghetto; being sent to a labor camp called Hellestend; being sent to do forced labor at a railroad station in 1944; immigrating to Palestine in July 1944 to serve in the army as a doctor; and immigrating to the United States in 1957.

Interviewee
Conrad Mehler
Interviewer
Dr. Radu Ioanid
Date
1993 December 13  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 videocassette (Hi8) : sound, color ; 8mm.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection