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Oral history interview with George L. Mosse

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0310

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George L. Mosse, born September 20, 1918 in Berlin, Germany, describes growing up with his grandfather Rudolf Mosse, who was a newspaper-publishing magnate; helping him publish the liberal Berliner Tageblatt; the Nazi seizure of his family’s publishing company and losing much of his family’s capital after 1933; fleeing to Switzerland in 1933 and then later to England, where he studied at Cambridge from 1937 to 1939; receiving his baccalaureate from Haverford College in 1941 and his doctorate from Harvard University in 1946; teaching European history, with a focus on the intellectual and cultural origins of fascism and European racism, at a number of universities; holding positions as Bascom Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and Koebner Professor of History at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel; and being the Shapiro Senior Scholar-in-Residence at the Research Institute of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum from 1994 to 1995.

Interviewee
George L. Mosse
Interviewer
Joan Ringelheim
Date
1995 March 13  (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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