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Oral history interview with George Field

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.452 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0452

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

George Field was born was born George Feldmaier on June 21, 1922 in Budapest, Hungary to Alader Fedlmaier, a textile merchant, and Charlotte Katz Feldmaier, a housewife. Mrs. Feldmaier died when Mr. Field was 17, and Mr. Field's father was soon after drafted into the Hungarian army. Mr. Field was captured in 1943 and served in a German labor camp, a Russian labor camp, and a German engineering firm until his liberation. After the war ended, Mr. Field lived in a displaced persons camp in Germany. He met and married his wife, Julia Adler, a survivor of Auschwitz, while still in Germany, and they immigrated to the United States in 1948.

The Fields had two sons. The family settled first in New York, and in 1952 moved to Sonoma County, California where the Fields operated a small poultry farm. They purchased a delicatessen in San Francisco, Label's, which they operated from 1957 to 1961. Mr. Field attended San Francisco State University, and obtained a real estate broker's license. He formed T&R Investments and was actively involved in real estate investments in San Francisco. His wife Julia died in 1997 and Mr. Field retired a few years later.

Interviewee
George Field
Date
1990 June 12  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 videocassette (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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