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Oral history interview with Al Buchler

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.624 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0624

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The interview describes Mr. Buchler's childhood in Vienna, Austria, the events surrounding Kristallnacht and the increasing antisemitism he witnessed as a child. He describes his father's attempts to obtain visas to Brazil and Chile, without success, and the family's immigration to Shanghai, China. Mr. Buchler describes his experiences in the Jewish ghetto in Shanghai, his feelings of community within his school, and deprivations caused by the war. Mr. Buchler discusses the family's immigration to the United States, and his later attendance at the University of Colorado at Boulder and Harvard University.

Interviewee
Al Buchler
Date
1989 November 14  (interview)
1898 December 12  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
2 videocassettes (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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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:20:57
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