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Oral history interview with Lewis Weil

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.887 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0887

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The interview describes Mr. Weil's childhood in Landau, Germany; the onset of antisemitism when Hitler rose to power; his escape to Amsterdam, Holland in 1938; and his immigration to the United States in September 1938. He discusses his experiences upon arrival; his sponsorship by a family in San Francisco; his education; and the antisemitism he faced in the United States. Mr. Weil describes the experiences of his parents and brother in Germany where they fled to Mannheim, his father's arrest and imprisonment in Dachau, the family's internment in Gurs concentration camp in France, his father's death, and his mother's and brother's immigration to the United States in 1941.

Interviewee
Lewis Weil
Date
1990 June 12  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
2 videocassettes (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 11:26:43
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