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Oral history interview with Gerald S. von Halle

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

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    Oral history interview with Gerald S. von Halle

    Overview

    Interview Summary
    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
    interview:  1999 July 10
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Genre/Form
    Oral histories.
    Extent
    3 sound cassettes (60 min.).

    Keywords & Subjects

    Corporate Name
    Canada. Canadian Army

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    Ginger Miles, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the interview with Gerald S. von Halle on July 10, 1999.
    Funding Note
    The production of this interview was made possible by Jeff and Toby Herr.
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Record last modified:
    2023-08-24 14:44:07
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