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Oral history interview with Alfred Brosan

Oral History | Accession Number: 1997.A.0441.185 | RG Number: RG-50.462.0185

Alfred Brosan, born on July 20, 1923 in Rodaun, Austria, discusses growing up in Vienna, Austria; fleeing Austria with his parents two weeks after Kristallnacht for Shanghai, China; traveling via Trans-Siberian Railroad from Berlin, Germany to Shanghai; arriving in Shanghai December 1938; his family travelling via boat from Genoa, Italy to Shanghai; his father opening a business; the Japanese occupation; living in the Hongkew Ghetto; his father being forced from his business; and immigrating to the United States in 1949 on the USS General M. C. Meigs just before Communists took control.


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Interviewee
Alfred Brosan
Interviewer
Marian Salkin
Date
interview:  1991 December 05
Geography
creation: Philadelphia (Pa.)
Extent
1 sound cassette (60 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Gratz College Holocaust Oral History Archive
 
Record last modified: 2020-08-03 10:42:57
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