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Oral history interview with Saul Kagan

Oral History | Accession Number: 2007.441 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0514

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

Saul Kagan, born in 1922 in Vilnius, Poland (Lithuania), describes his childhood and his family; antisemitism in Poland; his trip in 1940 along the Trans-Siberian railroad to Japan and then to the United States; his enlistment in the US Army; being in a specialized training program to study Russian; being with the Air Force and assigned to a fighter bomb unit in Normandy, France; participating in the Battle of the Bulge; his honorable discharge from the Army to do research for the Office of Military Government (OMGUS); his work with the Joint Distribution Committee in Berlin, Germany until the Soviet blockade; and his involvement in academic research on the Holocaust.

Interviewee
Saul Kagan
Interviewer
Joan Ringelheim
Date
2007 March 20  (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 08:24:30
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