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Oral history interview with George L. Mosse

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0310

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.

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George L. Mosse
Joan Ringelheim
interview:  1995 March 13
Oral histories.
2 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:30:10
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