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Document Details


Title: Karl Lyon
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Urban School of San Francisco
Collection: Telling Their Stories: Oral History of the Holocaust
Description: Karl Lyon was born in Bühl, in Baden Germany in 1922. He was a child of eleven when the Nazis came to power, and he suffered under their reign. He was one of only three Jews at his high school, and this caused him to be the brunt of many insults and taunts. Luckily for him, he was able to get out of Germany before the war in 1937, coming to America where he lived with his uncle in Kansas City. When America entered World War II, though not yet a citizen, Karl was drafted and sent to Germany where he fought against the Nazis close to his old home town. After coming back from the war, he met and married Czech Holocaust survivor, Gloria Lyon in San Francisco. They have lived together since as refugee and survivor.
Extent: 9 pages
URL: http://www.tellingstories.org/holocaust/klyon/karl_frameset.html
Original Language: English
Video: [Video available]
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 2004 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Lyon, Karl, 1922-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1922
Speaker place of birth: Baden, Lower Saxony, Germany; Lower Saxony, Germany; Germany; Europe
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Military personnel
Age at speaking: 82
Document location: San Francisco, CA
Document date: 14-May-2004
Interviewer: A., Taylor; H., Joanna; P., Leah
Historical events discussed: Holocaust, 1938-1945; World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: Europe; Germany; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Concentration camp inmates; Concentration camps; Europe; Germany; Holocaust survivors; Holocaust, 1938-1945; Jewish children in the Holocaust; North America; Oral history; United States; World War II, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945--Atrocities; World War, 1939-1945--Underground movements
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0029341-32539