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Oral history interview with Rolph Hammel

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2002.145 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0154

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    Oral history interview with Rolph Hammel


    Interview Summary
    Rolph Hammel, born on September 11, 1912, in Karlsruhe, Germany, describes his family; his involvement with a Zionist youth movement; being forced to do military service in 1933 in Dijon; getting scarlet fever; moving to Strasbourg, France and working in a hardware store before starting his own faucet and fixtures business in 1937; being allowed to remain in France because he had inherited citizenship from his mother who was French; working in the DCA during the war; helping to save 70 Jews in Périgueux, France; going to the ORT school; and his reflections on the treatment of Jews during the war.
    Rolph Hammel
    Polly Haas-Hammel
    interview:  2002 May 09

    Physical Details

    2 sound cassettes (60 min.).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Hammel, Rolph, 1912-
    Corporate Name
    France. Army World ORT Union

    Administrative Notes

    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum oral history volunteer interviewer Polly Haas-Hammel conducted the interview with Rolph Hammel on May 9, 2002 in Perigeuex, France.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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