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Oral history interview with Cornelius Loen

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

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    Oral history interview with Cornelius Loen


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Cornelius Loen
    Regine Beyer
    interview:  1999 July 11
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

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

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Loen, Cornelius, 1922-

    Administrative Notes

    Regine Beyer, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the interview with Cornelius Loen on July 11, 1999 in Studio City, CA.
    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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