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Oral history interview with Hans Hirsch

Oral History | Accession Number: 1996.A.0275 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0030

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Hans George Hirsch discusses his early life in Stuttgart, Germany; his father’s role as executive director of the German Jewish Community; graduating gymnasium in 1934; prewar antisemitism; the difficulties he experienced attending university and holding a job in Nazi Germany; visiting Palestine in 1937; receiving a visa to leave for the United States in 1937; working on farms in the U.S.; trying to get his parents out of Europe; teaching German prisoners of war farm management from 1943 to 1946; his career trajectory in food administration and policy; and his retirement from foreign agricultural service.

Interviewee
Hans Hirsch
Interviewer
Gail Schwartz
Date
1996 June 11  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
4 sound cassettes (60 min.).
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