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Oral history interview with Louis Slanger

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.202 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0202

Louis Slanger (né Ludwig Schlanger), born 1904, discusses his youth and adult years in Ujvidék, Hungary (later Yugoslavia, now Novi Sad, Serbia); his family life; his participation in sports, particularly wrestling; his education; his experiences as the Austrian wrestling champion and his participation in the 1928 Olympic Games; the antisemitism he experienced; his identity as a national champion rather than as a Jew and the benefits he received from this status; his experiences emigrating from Vienna, Austria to the United Kingdom in 1938; the work he performed; his decision to move his family to the United States after the war; his life in the US; and the fates of his other family members.

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Interviewee
Louis R. Slanger
Interviewer
Alan Peters
Date
interview:  1993 July 07
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
 
Record last modified: 2020-05-29 12:04:30
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