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Oral history interview with Robert Treuer

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0423

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Robert Treuer, born in Vienna, Austria on January 31, 1926, describes antisemitism he experienced in his neighborhood and at school; the positive reception that many Austrians had for the 1938 Anschluss; the implementation of Nuremberg Laws in Austria; his father’s attempts to get his family out of the country; feeling the pressure of being Jewish immediately after the Anschluss; round-ups of Jews to scrub the streets; his and his mother’s immigration to England; beginning school in England; the closing of his father’s business after he and his mother fled Austria; his father’s immigration to England; leaving school and moving into a Spanish children’s camp for a short period; moving to an Irish school before his father’s arrival in England; the strict American immigration quotas; being able to get into the United States in 1939 after receiving an affidavit from an acquaintance of his father; and finding out what happened to his family members who had remained in Europe.

Interviewee
Robert Treuer
Interviewer
Chris Johnson
Date
1995 October 27  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
2 sound cassettes (60 min.).
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:16:39
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