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Oral history interview with Manny Hirschel

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.323 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0323

Manny Hirschel describes his childhood in Berlin, Germany; Kristallnacht; hiding in a relative's apartment; fleeing with his family to Shanghai, China; his experiences in Shanghai; moving with his family to the Shanghai ghetto in the Hongkou district in 1943; training as a baker's apprentice after the war ended; his difficulties leaving Shanghai; his immigration to the United States in 1947; his arrival in San Francisco; joining the United States Army in 1952; and his time serving in Germany as a translator.

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Interviewee
Manny Hirschel
Interviewer
Elizabeth Ryan
Peter Ryan
Date
interview:  1998 April 29
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: 2020-03-26 09:33:45
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