Jack Mayer oral history interview

Material Information

Title:
Jack Mayer oral history interview
Series Title:
Holocaust survivors oral history project
Uniform Title:
Holocaust & genocide studies oral history projects
Creator:
Mayer, Jack, 1930-
Purnell, David, 1964-
Florida Holocaust Museum
University of South Florida Libraries -- Holocaust & Genocide Studies Center
University of South Florida -- Library. -- Special & Digital Collections. -- Oral History Program
Place of Publication:
Tampa, Fla
Publisher:
University of South Florida Tampa Library
Publication Date:
Language:
English
Physical Description:
1 sound file (37 min.) : digital, MPEG4 file + ;

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Antisemitism -- History -- Germany -- 20th century ( lcsh )
Jews -- History -- Germany -- 20th century ( lcsh )
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Germany ( lcsh )
German Americans -- Interviews ( lcsh )
Holocaust survivors -- Florida ( lcsh )
Holocaust survivors -- Interviews ( lcsh )
Genocide ( lcsh )
Crimes against humanity ( lcsh )
History -- Germany -- 1933-1945 ( lcsh )
Genre:
Oral history. ( local )
Online audio. ( local )
interview ( marcgt )
Oral history ( local )
Online audio ( local )

Notes

Summary:
Oral history interview with Holocaust survivor Jack Mayer. Mayer was born in Speyer, Germany, in 1930 and lived there with his parents and older brother. After Hitler came to power in 1933, German Jews became increasingly restricted, which the Mayer children perceived at their young ages. Gentile friends would no longer play with them, they could not go to the movies, and they had to go to a Jewish school at their synagogue. They already had two uncles in the United States, who began making arrangements to get their relatives out of Germany. Mayer's father came in early 1937 and started saving money for their visas and travel arrangements, borrowing money from members of the local Jewish community. Mayer and his mother and brother arrived in Ohio in April 1938. Due to his uncles' foresight, none of their relatives died in the Holocaust. They still faced discrimination in the United States, but not because they were Jewish; people were wary of German immigrants during the war. In this interview, Mayer also discusses his experiences during the March of the Living, which he has done twice.
Venue:
Interview conducted August 9, 2010.
Statement of Responsibility:
interviewed by David Purnell.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
026080820 ( ALEPH )
698083902 ( OCLC )
F60-00036 ( USFLDC DOI )
f60.36 ( USFLDC Handle )

USFLDC Membership

Aggregations:
Holocaust Survivors Oral History Project

Postcard Information

Format:
Audio