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Oral history interview with Herbert Steiner

Oral History | Accession Number: 2004.73.22 | RG Number: RG-50.569.0022

Herbert Steiner describes his childhood in Vienna, Austria; his family’s participation in the Social Democratic movement; his arrest in 1938 and escaping to Holland; his father’s arrest during Kristallnacht; his arrest in Holland and going to an internment camp for Austrian and German refugees; immigrating to England; working for a printer as a typesetter/compositor in the surroundings of Cambridge; helping to print and edit German-language newsletters which were dropped by planes; being the secretary of a foreign Austrian organization; being arrested in 1940 and released after six months; working again as a typesetter for the resistance; returning to Vienna after the war and founding the Documentation Centre of Austrian Resistance; his memories of Kristallnacht; and his impressions of antisemitism in the world today.

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Steiner, Herbert
interview:  1974 November 14
Oral histories.
1 sound cassette (90 min.).