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Oral history interview with Rudolph Haas

Oral History | Digitized | RG Number: RG-50.030.0333

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    Oral history interview with Rudolph Haas

    Overview

    Interview Summary
    Rudolph Haas, born in Frankfurt, Germany in 1912, describes growing up in a religious family; leaving for Bern, Switzerland in October 1936 to finish his medical degree; taking a job in Zofingen, Switzerland at a local hospital; visiting his sister and her family in Paris, France in September 1937 when his work permit had expired and living there for a year; applying for a visa to the United States; immigrating to the US on July 1, 1938; trying to get his parents out of Germany after Kristallnacht; the death of his father then his mother of natural causes; the fates of other family members; living in New York, NY then moving to Maine in July 1941; getting his citizenship in 1944; entering the service in August 1944 and being sent to Alaska; meeting his wife, Gerda; and living in Maine after getting married in 1946.
    Interviewee
    Rudolph Haas
    Interviewer
    Ringelheim, Dr. Joan
    Date
    interview:  1995 June 13
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Genre/Form
    Oral histories.
    Extent
    2 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Haas, Rudolph, 1912-

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    Joan Ringelheim, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the oral history interview with Rudolph Haas on June 13, 1995.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Record last modified:
    2023-11-16 08:02:09
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