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Oral history interview with Julius Menn

Oral History | Digitized | RG Number: RG-50.999.0602

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    Oral history interview with Julius Menn


    Interview Summary
    Julius Menn, born on February 20, 1929, in Danzig, Germany (now Gdansk, Poland), discusses his family; immigrating with his family in 1935 to Palestine; settling in Tel Aviv; his family’s return to Poland in 1938; enrolling in a Polish school in Warsaw; the German invasion of Poland on September 1, 1939; fleeing with his mother and sister to Bialystok, Poland and further east with other refugees; encountering the Soviet Army and being aided by a Jewish Soviet soldier who helped his family boarded a train for Vilnius, Lithuania, where they lived for a year; his father obtaining transit visas from Soviet authorities in the fall of 1940; his family’s travel by train through Kiev and Moscow to Odessa; traveling by ship from Odessa to Turkey and from there, traveling by train through Syria and Lebanon; arriving in Palestine in October 1940; serving in the Haganah (Jewish Military force in Palestine) as a teenager and later as a junior officer; going in 1947 to the United States to study at the University of California, Berkeley; returning to Palestine to serve in the Israeli War of Independence in 1948; and returning to the United States in 1950 to complete his education, and ultimately earning a PhD in toxicology. [Note: this summary may not reflect the entirety of the interview; it may also contain additional biographical information that is not discussed in the interview.]
    Dr. Julius Menn
    interview:  2017 May 18
    creation: Washington (D.C.)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

    1 digital file : MP4.

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Menn, Julius J.
    Corporate Name
    Israel. Army

    Administrative Notes

    This is an interview conducted for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's First Person Program, a seasonal program that enables USHMM visitors to hear Holocaust survivors tell their life stories in their own words.
    Primary Number
    IA2000-022, 20170518
    Record last modified:
    2023-11-16 09:44:19
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