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Oral history interview with John Polt

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.924 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0924

John Polt (né Pollatschek), born August 20, 1929 describes his childhood in Aussig, Czechoslovakia (now Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic); his family's decision to immigrate to Switzerland in September 1938; how the decision to leave Czechoslovakia was explained to him; his family's journey to Cuba in 1939; his experiences in Cuba; his family’s subsequent journey to the United States by airplane; his education; and his life in America.


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Interviewee
John Polt
Interviewer
Simon Levine
Date
interview:  1996 July 18
interview: 
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 09:36:54
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