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Oral history interview with William Ehrlich

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1061 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1061

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William Ehrlich describes his childhood in Berlin, Germany; his encounters with antisemitism as a child; his education at a private Jewish school; his memories of Kristallnacht; how he was seperated from his family to be a part of the Kindertransport to England; his difficulties adjusting to life in England; his communication with his parents who were sent to Theresienstadt (Terezin) concentration camp; his memories of the war; his acceptance to the University of London; learning of his parents' survival and immigration to the United States; his difficulties in joining them; his family's friendship with Albert Einstein; how Einstein wrote him a special recommendation; his reunion with his family in the United States in 1947; his military service; and his career and family life in San Francisco.

Interviewee
William Ehrlich
Interviewer
Elizabeth Ryan
Peter Ryan
Date
1996 July 24  (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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