Oral History Interviews

Hundreds of Oral History Interviews are available through DigiBaeck that record the experience of German-Jewish refugees who settled in the United States. They include interviews conducted by the Research Foundation for Jewish Immigration, New York, 1971-1981 as well as interviews conducted by conscientious objectors from Austria who spend a year conducting interviews with former refugees from Austria in lieu of military service.

Joachim Prinz (with Cantor Manfred Lewandowski) - Rabbi and Civil Rights Leader

Joachim Prinz (with Cantor Manfred Lewandowski) - Rabbi and Civil Rights Leader

Joachim Prinz was a charismatic young rabbi from Berlin who spoke out against the Nazis and emigrated to the US with the aid of Stephen Wise in 1937. As the rabbi of Temple B'nai Abraham in Newark, NJ and president of the American Jewish congress, he criticized racial discrimination in America and spoke just before Martin Luther King at the March on Washington in 1963. he reflected on these experiences in his oral history interview with LBI.

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