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Oral history interview with Ludwig Pick

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.866 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0866

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The interview describes Mr. Pick's childhood in Magdeburg, Germany; his father's ambivalence toward Judaism; his experiences in school; and his childhood acquaintance with Walther Rauff, who later was involved in the implementation of mobile gas vans. Mr. Pick describes his law school education, his career as a judge, being forced to resign his position in order to avoid being discovered to be a Jew, and his decision to leave Germany. Mr. Pick discusses his move to Italy and studying law there, his subsequent immigration to the United States, and settling in Seattle, Washington. He describes his father's imprisonment in Dachau and his flight in 1940 to join Mr. Pick in the United States. Mr. Pick discusses his marriages and career in law, and his two return visits to Germany.

Interviewee
Ludwig Pick
Date
1990 August 08  (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 11:26:16
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