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Oral history interview with Al Buchler

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

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.

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Al Buchler
Nancy Magidson
interview:  1989 November 14
interview:  1898 December 12
2 videocassettes (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 09:36:14
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