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Oral history interview with Herbert Barasch

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.618 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0618

Herbert Barasch discusses his childhood in Vienna, Austria; his parents' decision to leave Vienna after the Anschluss in March 1938; their move to Antwerp, Belgium; their life in Antwerp; their move to Brussels in 1941, where his father worked for the German occupiers; his round up with his mother in October 1942; their release before deportation; being hidden through underground organizations in a Catholic orphanage outside of Brussels; being moved periodically to evade capture by Nazi authorities; his parents' hiding in a different location; his reunion with his parents after the war; his reluctance to let go of the Catholicism he had been practicing while hidden; the family's return to Brussels; and their immigration to the United States in 1948.

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Herbert Barasch
interview:  1990 November 08
Oral histories.
1 videocassette (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 09:36:13
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