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Oral history interview with Alfred Munzer

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2002.181 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0156

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    Oral history interview with Alfred Munzer


    Interview Summary
    Alfred Munzer, born in The Hague, Netherlands on November 23, 1941, describes his family; how his parents debated over having him circumcised; his family going into hiding in May 1942; his father being admitted into a psychiatric hospital and his mother working at the psychiatric hospital as a nurse’s aide; his two older sisters being taken in by a Catholic family; going into hiding with a family friend and neighbor, Tolé Madna; how he played in the backyard and was called Bobby; his parents being sent to a concentration camp on December 26, 1942; his mother surviving the war, working first as a seamstress and later as an electrician; how his father died soon after liberation; the death of his sisters in Auschwitz; immigrating to Brussels, Belgium in 1952 and to the United States in 1958 with his mother; settling in New York where he attended Brooklyn College; going on to attend medical school at the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn; becoming a lung specialist and interning at several well known-hospitals before doing military service at Andrews Air Force base in Washington, D.C.; and settling in D.C. with his partner Joel Wind.
    Dr. Alfred Munzer
    Gail Schwartz
    interview:  2002 August 04

    Physical Details

    4 sound cassettes (60 min.).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Munzer, Alfred, 1941-

    Administrative Notes

    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch conducted the interview with Alfred Munzer on August 4, 2002. The interview was transferred to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in September 2002.
    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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