Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Henry Konstam - October 25, 1991

Political Consciousness

Do you remember where you were when... Well, had you heard anything about what was going on in Germany in the 1930s?

Yeah, we had the radio on all the time. We were quite uh, glued to it, you know. We uh, it's uh, one thing that especially we knew was very politically conscious over there. Not like here, you take a newspaper, you read the funny papers and then you throw it away, you know. It, we were very politically conscious. And I of... often mention that to my wife uh, that uh, uh, when I came, first came here and I went by bus or by streetcar at the time to work, I saw people uh, buy a paper, turned over to the funny papers, they're done with the funny papers, they throw the paper away. They, they never uh, read uh, let's say the, the anything, editorials. People are not interested here, but we very interested in editorials, very politically conscious.

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