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Oral history interview with Ernest Culman

Oral History | Accession Number: 2006.32 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0504

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Ernest Culman, born in 1929 in Liegnitz, Germany (now Legnica, Poland), describes his childhood; being so young when Hitler came to power that he did know that any kind of other government could exist; experiencing antisemitism at school after Kristallnacht; immigrating to Shanghai in July 1939; attending school, learning English, and living in a German-Jewish community in Shanghai; moving into the Shanghai ghetto; the American bombings of Shanghai and hearing about the atomic bombs; immigrating to Baltimore, Maryland; and reflecting on his past with his present life in mind.

Interviewee
Ernest Culman
Interviewer
Joan Ringelheim
Date
2006 February 24  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
8 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-01-24 08:23:30
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