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Oral history interview with Roger Boas

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.444 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0444

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Roger Boas discusses his childhood and young adulthood in San Francisco, California; his experiences with antisemitism in Europe while travelling there in 1935; being drafted; serving in the Fourth Armored Division of the Third Army; his wartime experiences; landing in Normandy shortly after D-Day; his personal dealings with General George S. Patton; the battles in Lorraine, France; the horror he felt when confronted with the conditions at Ohrdruf concentration camp; his encounters with Polish and Jewish camp survivors; his postwar experiences, including his automobile dealership, his political involvement, and his family life.

Interviewee
Roger Boas
Interviewer
Gene Ayres
Richard Kirschman
Doris Ober
Date
1990 October 23  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
2 videocassettes (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, acquired from Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:17:12
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