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Oral history interview with Herman Gundersheimer

Oral History | Accession Number: 1997.A.0441.869 | RG Number: RG-50.462.0869

Herman Gundersheimer, born in Würzburg, Germany in 1903, discusses going to a Jewish school and his family; going to the University of Wurzburg and then the University of Munich; becoming the head of the Jewish Museum in Frankfurt; the destruction of the museum in Kristallnacht 1938; being editor of the Jewish newspaper of Frankfurt; knowing about the rising antisemitism, but never thinking Kristallnacht could occur; getting his PhD before the Nazi movement; being deported from Germany to the United States; being aided by Quakers in the move; his family being able to emigrate; and adjusting to American life.

Interviewee
Herman Gundersheimer
Interviewer
Jerry Freimark
Date
1999 August 24  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 sound recording : WAV.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, gift of the Holocaust Oral History Archive of Gratz College
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Record last modified: 2018-08-09 15:57:33
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