Andre Kessler Interview, 2013-11-14
Started in 2013, the Museum of History and Holocaust Education's Oral History Program preserves first-hand accounts of past events through recorded film. To date, over 50 individuals have participated, contributing valuable content to museum programming, exhibitions, and K-12 curriculum.
The MHHE Oral History Program includes two ongoing projects, the Legacy Series and Immigrant Stories. Through the Legacy Series, we preserve the experiences of Holocaust survivors, World War II veterans, home front workers, and others who lived during the Second World War. Through the Immigrant Stories oral history project, we interview individuals who have first or second-hand experiences of immigration.
More resources, including educator resources and links to shorter video clips, can be found at the MHHE's Legacy Series homepage.
- Creation: 2013-11-14
- Kessler, Andre (Interviewee, Person)
- Newberry, James (Interviewer, Person)
- Wolfe, Ryan C. (Transcriber, Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Born in Bucharest, Romania in 1940, Andre Kessler attributes his survival during the Second World War to the landlord of his building who enabled his family to go into hiding for sixteen months. After the war, Kessler escaped from behind the Iron Curtain to Austria and immigrated to the United States in 1951. Kessler lives in Marietta, Georgia, and he recorded his oral history interview at Kennesaw State University in November 2013.
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Source of Acquisition
James Newberry, Museum of History and Holocaust Education, Kennesaw State University.