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Oral history interview with Rudolph Haas

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0333

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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
Joan Ringelheim
Date
1995 June 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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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:14:04
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