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Oral history interview with Harold Zissman

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

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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.

Interviewee
Harold Zissman
Interviewer
Arwin Donohue
Date
2000 February 28  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
5 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 10:53:49
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