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Oral history interview with Cornelius Loen

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0306 | RG Number: RG-50.549.02.0056

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Cornelius Loen, born May 2, 1922 in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia (Serbia), discusses his family life during World War II; joining a Serbian Jewish society; how being half-Jewish helped him during the war; escaping from a train in Hungary; reuniting with his parents in Budapest; life in Hungary post-liberation; traveling to Austria; staying at the Bindermichl displaced persons camp; meeting his wife and getting married; working for the Joint Distribution Committee; immigrating to the United States; his views on civil rights in the United States; life in California; starting a family; going back to visit Europe; visiting Israel; American politics and contemporary acts of genocide; his views on religion; how his mother was honored as a Righteous Christian; and his identity as an American.

Interviewee
Cornelius Loen
Interviewer
Regina Baier
Date
1999 July 11  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
2 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 10:52:42
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