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Oral history interview with Walter Austerer

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1054 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1054

Walter Austerer discusses his childhood in Vienna, Austria; his memories of the Nazi rise to power; an incident in 1938 in which he and his father hid from Nazi authorities; his mother's efforts to find a home for him in England; moving in July 1939 to Bradford, England, where he remained until the beginning of World War II in September 1939; being evacuated with other children to Lancashire; looking for a family to shelter with; being taken in for some months by a family; returning to Bradford, England before leaving for the United States in April 1940 to join his mother; his experiences adjusting to life in the United States; his education in New York; joining the United States Army in 1943; his military service, including his participation in the Battle of the Bulge; and his post-war experiences, his marriages and family life, and his career.


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Interviewee
Walter Austerer
Interviewer
Ellen Szakal
Date
interview:  1996 March 14
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 09:37:21
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