Interview with William Drucker,

Project: Voices of the Holocaust Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

William Drucker describes his escape from his hometown of Vienna, Austria soon after the German invasion of the country in 1938. After living for a time in a temporary refugee camp in Switzerland, he explains, he moved to a Jewish colony in the Dominican Republic, where he met the woman who soon after became his wife. He describes life in this colony, making clear that the Dominicans were friendly to the Jews, but that later he and his wife moved to the United States in order to raise their children in a better environment, although after the move to New York City, he explains, he found the urban environment not to be ideal for his children.

Drucker returns to his time in the refugee camp in Switzerland, describing day-to-day life there, relations with the Swiss, the rising tension with German troops just across the border, and his correspondence with his family at this time. He describes his trip from there to Portugal, and he provides more details on the refugee colony in Sos?a, Dominican Republic.

Interview Accession

2015oh011_vh009

Interviewee Name

William Drucker

Interviewer Name

Leora Kahn

Interview Date

1994

Interview Partial Date

1994

Interview LC Subject

World War, 1939-1945.

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Drucker, William Interview by Leora Kahn. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Drucker, W. (n.d.). Interview by L. Kahn. Voices of the Holocaust Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Drucker, William, interview by Leora Kahn. (n.d.), Voices of the Holocaust Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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