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Oral history interview with T. Werner Schwarz

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.958 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0958

T. Werner Schwarz discusses his childhood and adolescence in Berlin, Germany; his experiences as part of an assimilated family; his education; the lack of antisemitism he encountered; his activities in two Jewish youth movements, Werkleute and Centralverein; his arrest in 1933 following a Centralverein meeting; the movement's turn toward Zionism following Hitler's rise to power; his decision to leave Berlin for Frankfurt am Main, Germany in 1933; his work with another youth movement, Beit Haluz; his work assisting Jewish students who wanted to leave Germany beginning in 1936; his experiences as a student at the University of Bonn in 1938; his decision to immigrate to the United States in July 1939; his education at the University of California Berkeley; his further education as a pharmacist; his military service beginning in 1943; his life in the United States since the war; the fates of some family members; and the assistance he gave to those who had survived.


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Interviewee
T W. Schwarz
Date
interview:  1991 March 27
interview:  1991 May 21
Language
English
Extent
3 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: 2020-07-08 14:55:24
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