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Oral history interview with Herbert Schick

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.427 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0427

Herbert Schick, born in New York City, discusses his parents' return with him to Vienna, Austria two years after his birth; his assimilated family life; his education; his decision to leave Austria in early 1938, and his unsuccessful attempts to substantiate his US citizenship; being arrested and imprisoned in Dachau in June 1938; his experiences on the way to and at Dachau; being transferred to Buchenwald in September 1938; his release in December 1938 upon obtaining proof of his United States citizenship and the changes that he observed in Vienna after his return, particularly the sharp increase in antisemitism; immigrating to the US in January 1939; his experiences as an immigrant in wartime America; his attempts to bring his parents, brother, and wife to join him; his military service beginning in 1943; his work as an intelligence officer in Italy; his reunion with his brother; and his life in the US after the war.

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Herbert Schick
interview:  1991 October 15
5 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 09:35:00
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