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Oral history interview with Harold Zissman

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2000.42 | RG Number: RG-50.549.02.0062

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    Oral history interview with Harold Zissman


    Interview Summary
    Harold Zissman discusses fighting as a partisan during World War II; working for the KGB; his escape to West Germany; being arrested and sent to Italy; working as an administrator in displaced persons camps; working on a kibbutz in Italy; immigrating to the United States; starting a family and settling in Chicago, IL; how the memory of his experiences during the Holocaust has affected his daily life; moving to Skokie, IL; joining B'nai B'rith; his views on Holocaust resistance; writing and speaking publicly about his Holocaust experiences; the American Civil Rights movement; the importance of Holocaust remembrance; his involvement against the Nazi march in Skokie; his view on the American response during the Holocaust; contemporary American politics; antisemitism in the United States; the importance of Israel; and his large family.
    Harold Zissman
    Arwin Donohue
    interview:  2000 February 28
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    5 sound cassettes (60 min.).

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Zissman, Harold.

    Administrative Notes

    Arwin Donohue, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the interview with Harold Zissman on February 28, 2000.
    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.
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