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Oral history interview with Kurt Pauly

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.106.0079

Kurt Pauly, born March 26, 1930 in Aachen, Germany, describes his family’s escape from Germany in 1936; living in Palestine until 1938 when his family moved to the United States; living in Cincinnati, OH and then Vineland, NJ; being drafted in 1951 for the Korean War; his discharge after a serious accident while training; attending the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania from which he graduated in 1958; marrying his wife Jill, also a survivor, in 1957; moving to Washington, DC in 1974 and retiring in 1992, at which time both he and his wife applied to volunteer at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum; visiting Israel; returning to Germany in 1983 and again in 1997 by invitation to talk about his life after leaving Germany; and the ways in which his experiences as a survivor and as a Holocaust Museum volunteer have affected his political views.

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Pauly, Mr. Kurt
Garrett, Margaret
interview:  1997 November 18
creation: Silver Spring (Md.)
Oral histories.
2 sound cassettes (74 min.).
Record last modified: 2022-06-24 20:20:37
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