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Oral history interview with William Sandy

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.787 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0787

The interview describes Mr. Sandy's childhood in Königsberg, East Prussia (now Kaliningrad, Russia); his father's death in World War I; his strong sense of identification as a German; and his experiences with antisemitism. Mr. Sandy describes the rise to power of the Nazi party, leaving school at 18 and escaping to California in 1936 on a student visa. He discusses learning of conditions in Germany through letters from his mother, her deportation in 1942, and the fates of family members, all of whom but one, an aunt, perished. Mr. Sandy describes his early impressions of the United States, his return visits to Germany, and the emotional impact the events of the Holocaust continue to have on him.

William Sandy
Sandra Bradley
interview:  1990 June 19
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 09:36:34
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