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Oral history interview with Hans Wiener

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.238 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0238

Hans Wiener, April 20, 1917 in Vienna, Austria, discusses his childhood in Vienna; his family life; his education in a Catholic school and the antisemitism he experienced there; the changes he experienced after the German annexation of Austria (Anschluss) in March 1938; the visa he received through the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee; his arrest by the Gestapo; his move to Switzerland; his experiences in a Swiss refugee camp and his decision to escape this camp; his immigration in June 1939 with his family to Bolivia; his experiences there; the work he performed; his immigration to the United States in 1953; and his life in the US.


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Interviewee
Hans Wiener
Date
interview:  1994 November 22
interview:  1995 June 23
Language
English
Extent
2 videocassettes (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: 2021-02-02 12:47:26
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