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Oral history interview with Wolfgang Homburger

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.768 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0768

Wolfgang Homburger discusses his childhood in Karlsruhe, Germany; the death of his mother in 1932 and his father's remarriage in 1937; antisemitism under the Nazi regime; his memories of the events of Kristallnacht in November 1938; his father's decision to send him and his two brothers to England; his experiences in boarding school; the lack of antisemitism in England; his concerns about being identified as an enemy alien; his father's arrest, internment in and release from Dachau concentration camp; his father's immigration with his stepmother to the United States; his post-war experiences; leaving England for the United States to join his parents; his education in engineering; his military service; and his career as a teacher.


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Interviewee
Wolfgang Homburger
Date
interview:  1990 November 07
Language
English
Extent
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 09:36:32
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