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Oral history interview with Gerald S. von Halle

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0158 | RG Number: RG-50.549.02.0055

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Gerald S. von Halle discusses his parents, who moved the family moved from Hamburg, Germany to Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1933; his experiences while in hiding in Amsterdam; his father’s arrest by the Gestapo; the relationship between German Jews and Dutch Jews in the Netherlands; being liberated by the Canadian Army; being arrested by the Dutch police after liberation because he was a German citizen; immigrating to the United States; American culture and politics; staying at Rabbi Stephen Wise’s refugee center in New York, NY; daily life in New York; meeting his wife; his views on religion; working in sales; starting a family; how his experiences during the Holocaust affected his political beliefs; speaking to groups about his experiences during the war; and his feelings about Israel.

Interviewee
Mr. Gerald S. von Halle
Interviewer
Ginger Miles
Date
1999 July 10  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
3 sound cassettes (60 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:52:30
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