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Oral history interview with Walter Wertheim

Oral History | Accession Number: 2014.37.24 | RG Number: RG-50.765.0024

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Walter Wertheim, born in Mönchengladbach, Germany in 1925, describes his family, which had been in the same area for 300 years; being 13 years old at the time of Kristallnacht; being prevented from attending school; going to Cologne, Germany temporarily and returning home; how his father organized tutoring sessions for him; going to a Jewish high school in Cologne; being sent on a Kindertransport to England in May 1939; being in several foster families; not being able to attend school in England; how his father was able to leave Germany for the United States; going to New York, NY in June 1940; graduating at the age of 16; enlisting in the U.S. Army; becoming a lawyer after the war; and the friends and family he lost in the Holocaust.

Interviewee
Walter Wertheim
Date
2006 March 07  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 DVD : MPEG-4.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Congregation Shaarey Tikvah, Beachwood, Ohio www.shaareytikvah.org
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:46:45
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