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Oral history interview with George Elbaum

Oral History | Accession Number: 2018.146.1 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0958

George Elbaum, born in 1938 in Warsaw, Poland, discusses his parents, who were integrated into Polish culture, and were both lawyers; speaking Polish at home; being called “Jerzy”; his father who was called to active duty as a reserve officer in 1939 and was killed; being sent with his mother and grandmother to the Warsaw ghetto; his grandmother who was caught in a deportation roundup; his mother arranging for both of them to be smuggled out of the ghetto in 1942; being hidden with a number of Polish families until the end of the war and only learned he was Jewish later; life after the war; his mother working in a Polish book company; their move in 1949 to France for his mother’s work; defecting; immigrating to the United States; and his work later in life designing rockets.


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Interviewee
George J. Elbaum
Interviewer
Ina Navazelskis
Date
interview:  2018 April 17
Geography
creation: New York (N.Y.)
Language
English
Extent
1 digital file : MPEG-4.
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:39:42
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