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Oral history interview with Harold Koppel

Oral History | Accession Number: 2014.37.14 | RG Number: RG-50.765.0014

Harold Koppel, born in Cologne, Germany in 1927, describes his family; being in a school with only two other Jewish students and being bullied; being sent to a Jewish school; how the conditions for Jews got worse after 1935; the effects of the Nazi laws on his father’s medical practice; the arrest of his father on November 10, 1938 and sent to Dachau; how his mother got a temporary visa for England and was able to get his father out of Dachau; seeing Hitler during a parade; going to London, England and attending a nearby Catholic school; how his school was evacuated to a nearby village in the fall; immigrating to the United States with his parents; and how his father opened a medical office in Cleveland, OH.

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Harold Koppel
interview:  2006 February 07
1 DVD : MPEG-4.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Congregation Shaarey Tikvah, Beachwood, Ohio
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:27:34
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