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Oral history interview with Herbert Salzer

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.928 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0928

Herbert Salzer describes his childhood in Vienna, Austria; his assimilated family life; the changes he experienced following the Anschluss in 1938; his family's decision to immigrate after Kristallnacht; leaving Vienna for Brussels, Belgium in March 1939; his reunion with his parents in 1940; his arrest on his way to France due to improper paperwork; his experiences during six months in a French labor camp; his release and journey to Nice; his journey to Havana, Cuba; acquiring the documents necessary to enter the United States; traveling with his mother to New Orleans and New York City; and his life in America during and after the war.


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Interviewee
Herbert Salzer
Interviewer
Hildegard Gattmann
Anne G. Saldinger
Date
interview:  2004 May 24
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (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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