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Oral history interview with Isaac Danon

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1999.A.0038 | RG Number: RG-50.549.02.0038

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    Oral history interview with Isaac Danon


    Interview Summary
    Isaac Danon discusses his childhood in Split, Yugoslavia (Croatia); his family’s religious practices; how the rise of Hitler affected his life; life in his town after German forces invaded; joining a group of partisans and his sister joining as well; living in Italy; reuniting with his family; immigrating to the United States; daily life in Fort Ontario, NY; moving to Philadelphia, PA; daily life in the United States; becoming “Americanized”; being drafted into the army in January 1955; being stationed in Germany and then in France; becoming an American citizen; meeting his wife and getting married; moving to Columbus, OH; starting a family; how he started speaking publicly about his experiences during the Holocaust; his views on the Civil Rights movement; antisemitism and the anti-war movement; his reconnection with Judaism; and his views on current American politics.
    Isaac Danon
    Katie Davis
    interview:  1999 February 26
    interview:  1999 March 05
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    5 sound cassettes (74 min.).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Danon, Isaac, 1929-
    Corporate Name
    United States. Army

    Administrative Notes

    Katie Davis, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the interview with Isaac Danon on February 26, 1999 in Springfield, VA.
    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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