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Oral history interview with Isaac Danon

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

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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.

Interviewee
Isaac Danon
Interviewer
Katie Davis
Date
1999 February 26  (interview)
1999 March 05  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
5 sound cassettes (74 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 10:49:51
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