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Oral history interview with Paul Rosenau

Oral History | Accession Number: 1997.A.0441.871 | RG Number: RG-50.462.0871

Paul Rosenau, born June 12, 1915 in Augsburg, Germany, discusses his care-free childhood; going to school and completing his BA in 1934; being the only Jew in his class after 1931; not experiencing antisemitism personally; joining the Jewish boy scouts, Kameraden; the local Jewish population and synagogue; Kristallnacht not damaging the synagogue badly; going to Chemnitz, Germany to join his aunt and to learn a trade; a gentile math professor petitioning the University of Munich for him to go for math but being denied; leaving Germany in October 1937 to the United States; working in manufacturing to make ends meet; returning to Germany at various times and keeping in contact with classmates and friends; and his life in the United States.

Interviewee
Paul Rosenau
Interviewer
Jerry Freimark
Date
1997 December 11  (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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