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Oral history interview with Alexander Katten

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.633 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0633

The interview describes Mr. Katten's childhood in Berlin, Germany, the events of the Kristallnacht in November 1938, and Mr. Katten's experiences with anti-Jewish persecutions in school and the community. Mr. Katten describes the two-year period in which he and his parents went into hiding, the false identity papers they were able to use, and the precarious existence they led until the end of the war. He reports that he was one of 36 children who survived living underground in Germany. Mr. Katten describes emigrating to the United States and serving in the United States military.

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Mr. Alexander Katten
Lois Kernan
Gene Ayres
interview:  1990 January 28
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 09:36:14
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