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Oral history interview with Henri Korb

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.849 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0849

The interview describes Mr. Korb's childhood in Budapest, Hungary, the imprisonment of his family after World War I, and the scattering of his brothers and sisters to cities all around the world as a consequence. Mr. Korb describes his move with his mother to Strasbourg, France, where he was educated, becoming a French citizen, and his work as an engineer in Lebanon and in France. He discusses the invasion of France by Nazi Germany, conditions under occupation, his success in obtaining papers so that he could continue to work, being imprisoned for assisting in the escape of his nieces and nephews to Spain, and joining the French resistance movement, the Maquis, for the duration of the war years. Mr. Korb describes a job-related move to Canada, and his immigration to the United States.


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Interviewee
Henri Korb
Interviewer
Anne F. Kaplan
Nancy Kislin
Date
interview:  1996 June 05
Language
English
Extent
2 videocassettes (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 09:36:38
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