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Oral history interview with Ernest Josef Gans

Oral History | Accession Number: 2015.307.1 | RG Number: RG-50.889.0001

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Ernest Josef Gans (born in 1892) describes his early life in Weimar, Germany; attending a university before World War I began; being part of a Jewish fraternity and learning to fence; his participation in WWI and experiencing combat in Poland, Russia, and France; being awarded the Iron Cross First Class in 1917; attending law school at the University of Munich in 1919; practicing law in Berlin, Germany after 1922; the Nazi-led boycotts in 1933; the Nuremburg Laws; the increase in restrictions in 1936; Gestapo investigations and interrogations in 1936; fleeing in 1938 to Holland four weeks before Kristallnacht; arriving in the United States in 1939; and resuming his law practice in 1951, helping Holocaust survivors get reparations.

Interviewee
Ernest J. Gans
Interviewer
Robert Stark M.D.
Date
1977-1979  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
3 DVD.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Dr. Robert M. Stark
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:38:09
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