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Oral history interview with John Kaufmann

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.413 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0413

John Kaufmann describes his childhood in Vienna, Austria; his Jewish mother and Catholic father's marriage; his lack of religious upbringing early in life; his baptism in 1934; his memories of the Anschluss in March 1938; the changes he experienced in school; leaving Germany for England on a Kindertransport; going to a Catholic school in Edinburgh, Scotland; his voyage to the United States on the S.S. Samaria; being drafted into the United States Navy; and his wartime experiences in Japan.

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Interviewee
John Kaufmann
Interviewer
Peter Ryan
Date
interview:  1998 April 08
Language
English
Extent
2 videocassettes (SVHS) : 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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