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Oral history interview with Paul Richards

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.783 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0783

The interviews describe Mr. Richards's childhood in Schenklengsfeld, Germany; his arrest in Soest, Germany after the events of of Kristallnacht on November 9, 1938; and his internment in Sachsenhausen concentration camp. Mr. Richards describes his release on the condition that he emigrate within three months; learning that his family had already left for Portugal; and obtaining a ticket to Shanghai, China. He discusses his experiences in the Jewish ghetto in Shanghai, where he lived until 1947; his immigration to the United States; and his life in the San Francisco.

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Paul Richards
Sandra Bradley
interview:  1990 May 03
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 09:36:33
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