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Oral history interview with Michel Margosis

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1998.A.0175 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0107

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    Oral history interview with Michel Margosis


    Interview Summary
    Michel Margosis, born in Brussels, Belgium on September 2, 1928, discusses immigrating to the United States in 1943; being taken in by father’s cousin in Brooklyn, then to foster home; his parents coming to the US in 1946; graduating from high school in 1947; graduating with honors from Brooklyn College in 1951; enlisting in the army and being sent to Germany as an interpreter but requesting to be transferred; becoming a medic near Verdun; feeling very American, but did not speak about his childhood with other soldiers; his feeling about Germany; working at USHMM with the Speakers Bureau and translating materials; speaking about his past; and being featured in the book “The Triumphant Spirit” by Nicholas del Calzo.
    Mr. Michel Margosis
    Gail Schwartz
    interview:  1998 August 20

    Physical Details

    2 sound cassettes (74 min.).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Margosis, Michel, 1928-

    Administrative Notes

    Gail Schwartz, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the interview with Michel Margosis on August 20, 1998.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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