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Oral history testimony of Kenneth R. Goldsmith

Oral History | Accession Number: 2014.50.1 | RG Number: RG-50.745.0001

Kenneth Rosenbaum Goldsmith (born Kurt Simone Rosenbaum) discusses his childhood in Germany; leaving his family and fleeing to Belgium at almost 13 years old, staying with family in Belgium until the German occupation; fleeing to France and being kept in a detention camp somewhere south of Paris; being chosen to go to a children’s home; traveling by train to Spain and then Lisbon, Portugal; traveling with other children on the crowded ship Mouzinho for 7 days until reaching New York on June 21, 1941; living in a children’s home, “The Academy,” in New York City; traveling with other children by train to the West; arriving in Portland and being taken in by the Goldsmith family who treated him as one of their own; receiving his citizenship; and being drafted into the United States Army.

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Kenneth R. Goldsmith
interview:  1994 April
1 digital file : MPEG-2.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jason Goldsmith
Record last modified: 2020-07-09 14:38:58
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