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Oral history interview with Kurt Pauly

Oral History | Digitized | RG Number: RG-50.106.0079

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    Oral history interview with Kurt Pauly


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Mr. Kurt Pauly
    Margaret Garrett
    interview:  1997 November 18
    creation: Silver Spring (Md.)

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    2 sound cassettes (74 min.).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Pauly, Kurt, 1930-

    Administrative Notes

    Margaret Garrett, a volunteer for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History branch conducted this interview on November 18, 1997 in Silver Spring, MD. The interview was transferred to the Archives on November 18, 1997.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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