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Oral history interview with George Salton

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1269.18 | RG Number: RG-50.470.0018

George Salton discusses being a prisoner of the Nazis; being liberated from camp Wöbbelin in the spring of 1945 and his memories of that day; the prisoners’ fears that the Germans would return; a soldier who shared his rations with George; his attempts to contact his relatives, including his brother; going to the British zone in Lübeck; staying in the Neustadt displaced persons camp (DP camp); the different refugees in the camp; being sponsored by his relatives for immigration to the United States; living in Deggendorf, Germany until his paper to the US came through in 1947; and seeing German teenagers in Deggendorf before he emigrated and his feelings envy, pain, and loneliness, knowing he would never have normal teenage years.


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Interviewee
Mr. George L. Salton
Interviewer
Sandra Bradley
Date
interview:  1995 February 23
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (D2) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
 
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