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Oral history interview with Ronald Hauser

Oral History | Accession Number: 1990.338.30 | RG Number: RG-50.037.0030

Ronald Hauser, born in 1927 in Stuttgart, Germany, describes being the son of a pediatrician; his brother and sister; his Jewish and non-Jewish friends; staying in public school, where he was the only Jew; antisemitic teachers; his brother winning a sports competition and being given a pin with a swastika; receiving religious instruction at a nearby synagogue; his family’s minimal religious observances at home; his family’s plan to go to Chile; his French-born parents filling the French quota; the fate of his extended family; his family settling in San Francisco, CA; being drafted into the army; trying to understand his psychological reactions to the Holocaust; visiting Germany many times; feeling very comfortable in the US immediately; his parents moving to Vallejo, CA; becoming enemy aliens when the war started; being made to move to Napa, CA and not being allowed to leave the area; making contact with cousins in France; his grandfather stressing the importance of keeping track of family members; and the consequences of families separating after the Holocaust.

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Ronald Hauser
Mrs. Toby Back
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:35:07
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