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Oral history interview with Herman Pepper

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.350 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0350

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

The interview describes Dr. Pepper's childhood in Vienna, Austria, his graduation from medical school in 1936, his internship, and his transfer to a Jewish hospital in March 1938 after the Anschluss. Dr. Pepper describes his arrest by the Gestapo and release on the condition that he emigrate, his family's efforts to obtain visas, and a marriage of convenience he entered into in order to enable his wife to emigrate with him. He discusses the experiences of his brother who immigrated to Palestine and joined the Palestine Brigade. Dr. Pepper describes his immigration to the United States, the difficulties of adjusting, his divorce, his attempts to join the United States military, and settling in California where he practiced obstetrics.

Interviewee
Herman Pepper
Date
1990 September 04  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, acquired from Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:14:36
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