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Oral history interview with John Meyerstein

Oral History | Accession Number: 2004.372 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0487

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John Meyerstein, born in 1935 in Halle an der Saale, Germany, describes his family; his father's arrest during Kristallnacht and imprisonment in Buchenwald; his family's decision to immigrate after his father's release; the family's voyage on the St. Louis; his father's decision to go to England after the St. Louis passengers were refused entry into Cuba; his and his mother's relocation to Bedfordshire, England to escape the bombing of London; his father and grandfather's arrest and internment on the Isle of Man; their release from internment and his father finding a job in Bedfordshire; being accepted into the Bedfordshire Modern School; and being drafted into the British Army after World War II and serving overseas.

Interviewee
John Meyerstein
Interviewer
Neenah Ellis
Date
2004 July 01  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
4 sound cassettes (60 min.).
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:18:11
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