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MS-215: Emmanuel Ringelblum Collection


On July 11th, 1984 Julie Orenstein interviewed Donald Bender about his life in before, during, and after World War II. In this interview Bender recounts his childhood in a city formerly known as Wappertal, his parents work and religious standing, and his early education. Bender also spoke about encountering anti-semitism, coming to the United States, being drafted to fight in World War II, coming back to work in Dayton, his family, and more.


Donald Bender


Julie Orenstein

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Digital Services Department; Wright State University

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Digital Services Department; Wright State University

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Oral History


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