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Oral history interview with Roger Boas

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

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.


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Interviewee
Roger Boas
Interviewer
Gene Ayres
Richard Kirschman
Doris Ober
Date
interview:  1990 October 23
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 09:35:23
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