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Oral history interview with Hans Liebermann

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1257.22 | RG Number: RG-50.322.0022

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Hans Liebermann, born September 9, 1900, discusses his childhood in Beuthen, Upper Silesia; his schooling; speaking only German at home; the start of World War I when he was 14 years old; being inducted into the army; his post-war educational pursuits; graduating medical school in 1923; his marriage in 1928; living in Leibitz; being part of a small percentage of Jews living in Leibitz; early Nazi marches during 1931-1932; being active in the Central Organization of German Citizens of Jewish Faith; the collapse of the Geneva Treaty in 1937 and subsequent antisemitic laws and treatment by Gestapo; a relative using bribery to obtain three visas for his family; moving to the United States in 1938; the challenges he encountered trying to start a practice in the United States; and his many visits to Germany.

Interviewee
Hans Liebermann
Date
1978 August 15  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
3 sound cassettes (120 min.).
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