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Oral history interview with Julian Bussgang

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2002.368 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0473

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    Oral history interview with Julian Bussgang

    Overview

    Interview Summary
    Julian Bussgang was born in 1925 in Lwów, Poland (now L’viv, Ukraine) and describes his childhood; his Bar Mitzvah in 1938; experiencing the German attacks on Poland in September 1939; packing up with his family and driving out of the country unsure of where they would go until they arrived in Romania; attending school and his parents trying to get visas for France or the United States; immigrating to Tel Aviv during the war; enlisting in the Polish army in 1943 and being stationed around the Mediterranean; fighting German forces in Italy with other Allied forces; working in a Displaced Persons camp near the border of Austria as an interpreter; studying engineering in England after the war; immigrating to the United States with his parents and sister; eventually going to M.I.T. for his Masters and Harvard for his Ph.D. in electrical engineering; starting his own engineering company and working with NASA on the shuttle that made the first moon landing; and meeting his wife and starting a family.
    Interviewee
    Mr. Julian J. Bussgang
    Interviewer
    Joan Ringelheim
    Date
    interview:  2002 December 17

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Genre/Form
    Oral histories.
    Extent
    6 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Bussgang, Julian, 1925-

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the interview with Julian Bussgang on December 17, 2002. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the tapes of the interview in February 2003.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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    2023-11-16 08:03:04
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