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Oral history interview with Henry Stern

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2016.197.1 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0883

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    Oral history interview with Henry Stern

    Overview

    Interview Summary
    Henry Stein, born in 1929 in Rohrbach, Germany (part of Reichelsheim), discusses his family; his one brother; his family’s butcher shop; the approximately 15 Jewish families in the village; his memories of one night when people broke into their house one night and terrorized his family; the mistreatment his family experienced in Germany in the 1930s; immigrating with his family to the United States in 1936; living with their relatives Bill and Roslyn Morgenstern in Newport News, VA for about six months; his parents’ work; his father eventually opening a grocery store; graduating from Washington and Lee University; being drafted into the army; settling in West Virginia after the war; the discrimination of African Americans in the South; the fates of his family members during the war; and returning to Rohrbach with one of his daughters in the 1970s.
    Interviewee
    Henry Stern
    Interviewer
    Navazelskis, Ina
    Date
    interview:  2016 June 08
    Geography
    creation: Columbia (Md.)

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Extent
    1 digital file : MPEG-4.

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Stern, Henry, 1929-

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    Ina Navazelskis, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the oral history interview with Henry Stern on June 8, 2016 in Washington, DC.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Record last modified:
    2023-11-16 08:05:22
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