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Reminiscences of Harold Adler : oral history, 2007.

Creator: Adler, Harold, 1924-
Project: Atlantic Philanthropies Oral History Project.
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Phys. Desc. :transcript 153 pages sound recordings 4 CD-ROMs (111; 108 min.)
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Co-Owner, Transocean Trading Company (Geneva) and Duty Free Shoppers (New York)

Scope and Contents

Personal background: childhood in Berlin, family history, Jewish life under Nazis, family migration to Paris in 1930s, anti-Semitism in Europe 20s-30s, migration to the United States, WWII military service: D-Day, French Resistance, liberation of Paris; career: incentive industry, duty free catalogue shopping, product line, Transocean Trading Company, business problems; Duty Free Shoppers: early history, Tourists International, buy-out of Transocean Trading Company and Harold Adler/Stewart Damon-owned Duty Free Shoppers, duty free shop in Mexico City; Interactions: Charles F. Feeney, Jeffrey Mahlstedt, Danielle J. Feeney.


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Copyright held by: The Trustees of Columbia University of the City of New York and The Atlantic Philanthropies, 2007.

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