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Oral history interview with Mark Kermit

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.951 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0951

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The interview describes Mr. Kermit's childhood in Vienna, Austria, the Anschluss in March 1938 and the changes that occurred, including his father's arrest and imprisonment in Buchenwald and Dachau. Mr. Kermit describes his mother's attempts to obtain passports and visas for the family, and his and his brother's escape to the United States, traveling through Paris and London. He discusses the release of his father from Dachau, and his parents' escape to England, where they were hidden before obtaining passage to the United States. Mr. Kermit describes his life and work in New York, before being drafted in 1943. He describes his army training and military service in Europe, his travels to Dachau after the war, and his education and life once he returned to the United States.

Interviewee
Mark Kermit
Interviewer
Michael Niggeman
Date
1991 August 21  (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 11:27:55
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