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Oral history interview with Menachem Bargil

Oral History | Accession Number: 2004.73.35 | RG Number: RG-50.569.0035

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Menachem Bargil (né Manfred Berglass), born in 1922 in Vienna, Austria, describes his family and childhood; growing up with an appreciation for Zionism; the historical and political incidents in Austria before the Anschluss; resistance against Dollfuss, the July putsch of the Nazis, and stronger antisemitism; the emergence and acceptance of fascism in Austria; his experiences with antisemitism; the Anschluss in March 1938 and always living under the threat of violence; Jewish life in Austria after the Anschluss; his memories of Kristallnacht; life becoming nearly unbearable for Jews in Austria; and the pro-Hitler enthusiasm shared between Austria and Germany after 1938.

Interviewee
Menachem Bargil
Date
1975 April 30  (interview)
Language
German
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 sound cassette (90 min.).
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:49:16
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