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Oral history interview with Henry B. Meisel

Oral History | Accession Number: 1997.A.0441.416 | RG Number: RG-50.462.0416

Henry B. Meisel, born on November 3, 1930 in Vienna, Austria, discusses his father’s need to leave Austria after Kristallnacht because of his Polish background; leaving Austria in December 1938; arriving in Shanghai, China in January 1939; his childhood impressions of the ship; conditions, education, and religious schooling in Hongkew; the Japanese occupation; his post-war experiences in Shanghai; immigrating to Israel in 1949; serving for two years in the army; and immigrating to the United States in 1953.


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Interviewee
Meisel, Henry B.
Interviewer
Jacoby, Meta Joy
Date
interview:  1991 October 19
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