Interview with Henry Compart,

Project: Voices of the Holocaust Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Henry Compart describes his family's escape from his hometown of Berlin, Germany to Shanghai, China as Jewish refugees in 1939. He recounts his family's settling into the large Jewish community there and his parents' and his own continued struggle to find stable employment in turbulent times. Apart from work, Compart describes his activities at school and with friends during what he says was a relatively normal boyhood. He describes the eventual confinement of the Jews to a ghetto in the city. He discusses the events of 1945 leading up to the defeat of Japan and the liberation of the Jews in Shanghai.

Interview Accession

2015oh008_vh006

Interviewee Name

Henry Compart

Interviewer Name

Leora Kahn

Interview Date

1994

Interview Partial Date

1994

Interview LC Subject

World War, 1939-1945.

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

Compart, H. (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.

Compart, Henry, 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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