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Collection Gale Family Papers
Object Name Collection
Catalog Number RG-24
Dates of Creation 2002
Extent of Description 0.2 linear foot (1 box)
Creator Ellen Gale
Admin/Biographical History On Kristallnacht, Manny Gale-then fourteen years old-and his father were returning home from a trip. As they made their way back to their hometown of Tebnitz, Germany, they were caught in the middle of a violent eruption in the town. Manny was able to make it home to his family, but his father was arrested and sent to Buchenwald concentration camp.

He was later released in March because of his WWI service to Germany, but was told to leave the country. The Gale family was able to acquire visas to Cuba, leaving Europe via Portugal. They were detained there before obtaining visas to the States. They arrived in Richmond in 1940.

After coming to the States, Manny enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Europe through the end of the war.
Copyrights No restrictions on use.
Language of Material English
Scope & Content The Gale Family Papers consist of a photo copy of the chapter "The Night of Broken Glass," which is featured in Escape or Die: True Stories of Young People Who Survived the Holocaust by Ina R. Friedman. The chapter is a first-person narrative from Manny Gale's perspective. The narrative details his experience during Kristallnacht, and his family's path from Germany to the United States.
Subjects Breslau, Germany
Trebnitz, Germany
Hamburg, Germany
Havana, Cuba
Kristallnacht, 1938
Buchenwald (concentration camp)
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -Germany-Personal Narratives
Cuba - Emigration and immigration - History - 1933?1945
United States - Emigration and immigration - 1933?1945
American Air Corp
100th Infantry Division Intelligence
Youth Aliyah Child Rescue
United States. Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army
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