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Oral history interview with Harry Hankin

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.410 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0410

Harry Hankin discusses his childhood and youth in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany; the increasing antisemitism he experienced during his childhood and after Hitler's rise to power; the effects of the Nuremberg Laws on Jewish life in Germany; the arrests of his father and himself during Kristallnacht in November 1938; their internment in Dachau concentration camp and the conditions and treatment of Jewish prisoner; the immigration of his mother, brother, and sister to the United States in 1938; his father's immigration to join them in 1939; his own flight from Germany in January 1939 to Great Britain; his work as a gardener and factory worker; the anti-German sentiment he experienced; his war-time work in an armaments factory in Manchester; and his immigration with his wife and children to the United States in 1947.


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Interviewee
Harry Hankin
Date
interview:  1991 October 17
Language
English
Extent
4 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:34:59
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