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Oral history interview with William Frankel

Oral History | Accession Number: 1989.346.17 | RG Number: RG-50.031.0017

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Rabbi William Frankel, born in Vienna, Austria in 1922, describes his parents, who were refugees from East Austria-Hungary and settled in Vienna in 1914; his father, who was a rabbi; antisemitism in the mid-1930s; his education; the restrictions placed on Jews; the arrests of Jews in 1938; events during Kristallnacht, including the destruction of the synagogue; being forced to share their home with another family; how his father was offered the position of rabbi at a small congregation in the eastern part of New York; receiving help from Senator Robert Wagner to enter the US; and the journey out of Austria and to the US.

Interviewee
William Frankel
Date
1986 December 09  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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