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Oral history interview with Henry Hartmann

Oral History | Accession Number: 1989.346.26 | RG Number: RG-50.031.0026

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

Henry Hartmann, born in 1926 in Chemnitz, Germany, describes his family history; his father, who was an attorney and served in WWI; his memories of 1933 when Hitler came to power; attending public school and religious school at the synagogue; how his family never seriously considered emigration; how the sudden emigration of Jews to Poland mortified people; the events on Kristallnacht including his father being taken away; not being allowed to attend public school; the strength his mother displayed during that time; his father’s release from Buchenwald concentration camp in December; studying for his bar mitzvah; going with his brother to England; his parents’ deaths during the war; going to the United States in 1946; and his son’s work on a kibbutz in Israel and travels to Europe.

Interviewee
Henry H. Hartmann
Date
1986 November 20  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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