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Oral history interview with Sebastian Mendes

Oral History | Accession Number: 1989.67.56 | RG Number: RG-50.012.0056

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Sebastian Mendes, born in San Francisco, CA in 1923, describes his Catholic family and childhood; his father’s work as the Consul-General for Portugal; moving to Bordeaux for his father’s work in 1938; being number 10 out of 14 children; staying with some of his siblings in Portugal after 1939 which his parents and older siblings went back to France; his father’s work issuing visas and false passports for and a half years before the war; his father losing his job in 1940 ; writing a book about his parents; having trees planted for his father in Israel; returning to the United States; and starting a family after the war.

Interviewee
Sebastian Mendes
Interviewer
Gay Block
Malka Drucker
Date
1987 October 28  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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