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Oral history interview with Julian Bussgang

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

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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
2002 December 17  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
6 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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