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Oral history interview with Hal Myers

Oral History | Accession Number: 2014.37.17 | RG Number: RG-50.765.0017

Hal Myers (né Hans Siegfried Hanauer), born in Karlsruhe, Germany in 1930, describes how his father lost his job in 1935 and they moved to a less expensive neighborhood; observing Hitler’s visits to Karlsruhe and being frightened by the crowds; seeing the synagogue and Torah scrolls burned by Nazis during Kristallnacht and the vandalism of his family’s home; how his sister, Ruth, went on a Kindertransport to England; his father's arrest and transfer to Dachau; being deported in October 1940 to Gurs; the separation of men and women in the camp, but being placed with his mother, aunt, and brother; how his younger brother was removed from the camp by Quaker women from a relief group in January 1941; being on the second and final transport out with 47 other children; being sent to the United States in August 1941; and how he and his brother were adopted and raised by David and Inez Myers.

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Hal Myers
interview:  2007 March 08
1 DVD : MPEG-4.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Congregation Shaarey Tikvah, Beachwood, Ohio
Record last modified: 2020-07-27 15:22:21
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