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Oral history interview with David Hendell

Oral History | Accession Number: 1996.A.0458.12 | RG Number: RG-50.413.0012

David Hendell, born in Zagreb, Yugoslavia (now in Croatia), discusses his experiences as a resident of the Safe Haven Refugee Camp; the circumstances that led to his family's arrival at the camp, including their escape to Italian-occupied Yugoslavia and then to Italy; learning about the Safe Haven voyage; his time at Oswego, which he describes as "the pause that refreshed"; life in the camp; his experience attending school in Oswego; Eleanor Roosevelt's visit to the camp; and believing the camp experience led to his gradual introduction to American society and for the feeling that anything is possible.

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David Hendell
interview:  1994 August 06
1 videocassette (Betacam SP).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, acquired from Safe Haven, Inc.
Record last modified: 2020-07-08 14:55:23
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