Purdue professor tells his story

Posted on April 11, 2007

Dr. Joseph Haberer holds up a photo of himself as young boy. At age 9 1/2, he boarded a ship with several hundred other children from Nazi Germany to England. Comet photo by Jennifer Archibald

Joseph Haberer was one of the 10,000 children rescued from Nazi Germany and transported to England in 1938-1939.    He told his story last week to an audience of mainly seventh and eighth graders at Carroll Jr.-Sr. High School. Haberer was four when the Hitler regime came into power. He said his father was employed by the government as a clerk. When Hitler took over, Haberer’s father, and all other Jews, were fired. “It was during the Depression. We were very poor,” he said.

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