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Oral history interview with Hugo Schiller

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1263.30 | RG Number: RG-50.166.0030

Hugo Schiller, born in Würzburg, Germany in 1931, describes his family’s background in Würzburg; his father’s arrest after Kristallnacht and imprisonment in Dachau for six weeks; staying with his cousin for a year and a half; attending a Jewish school; his family’s efforts to emigrate; his family’s deportation by truck and train to Gurs, France in October 1940; conditions in the camp; staying with his mother in the camp; singing for food; Scandinavian Quakers offering to help children in the camp; attending a Quaker school; being taken with the other children out of France; the death of his family in Auschwitz; staying in Casablanca, Morocco for four weeks; being hidden with other children in Marseille, France; arriving in New York, NY when he was 11 years old; and his photographs of his family (which he shows during the interview).

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Hugo Schiller
Daphne Lurie
interview:  1991 September 12
1 videotape reel (1" Type C) : sound, color ; 1 in..