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Oral history interview with Walter Obermeyer

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.778 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0778

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The interview describes Mr. Obermeyer's childhood in Bad Salzufflen and Augsburg, Germany. He describes a pro-Nazi rally in Augsburg for which Adolf Hitler was present, as well as the feeling of danger he experienced during this time. Mr. Obermeyer describes his immigration to the United States in 1937, the family he lived with in San Francisco, the school he attended, and his experiences as an immigrant. He describes becoming a United States citizen and joining the Army in 1943, as well as his service in the Pacific theater. He discusses his life after the war, his visit to Germany in the 1980s, and his thoughts on the Holocaust in general.

Interviewee
Walter Obermeyer
Date
1990 March 24  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (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 11:24:15
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