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Oral history interview with Henry Hartmann

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

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    Oral history interview with Henry Hartmann


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Henry H. Hartmann
    interview:  1986 November 20
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center

    Physical Details

    1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Hartmann, Henry, 1926-

    Administrative Notes

    The Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois (now Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center) conducted the interview with Henry Hartmann on November 20, 1986. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History branch received the tape of the interview from the Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois on December 12, 1989.
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