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Oral history interview with Henry Stern

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

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.


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Interviewee
Henry Stern
Interviewer
Ina Navazelskis
Date
interview:  2016 June 08
Geography
creation: Columbia (Md.)
Language
English
Extent
1 digital file : MPEG-4.
 
Record last modified: 2021-02-23 13:50:27
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