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Audio/visual
Atlanta, Georgia
January 15, 2003
Tapes/transcript
30 pages
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Hill Bermont was born Hans Blum in Vienna, Austria. His father was an officer in the Austria army and he fought in World War I. When Hitler annexed Austria in 1938, Hill was studying to be an actor and dancer. As a Jew in the theater his career was immediately over. He made his way to England and then the United States. He many members of his family in the Holocaust, including one relative who died in Auschwitz. Hill came to New York City, where he worked briefly on Broadway. He moved to Atlanta, Georgia where he taught ballet, worked in the theater as an actor (often going on the road with traveling theater groups), produced and directed shows. He discusses many of the prominent people in Atlanta involved with the arts and dance. Hill was instrumental in the growth of public television (PBS-WBTV) in Athens, Georgia. He had made several films over the years including ones in Mexico and Israel.

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Hill Bermont (1912 - 2009) - Oral History

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Vienna (Austria)
Austria

Bermont, Hill H. (Hans Blum), 1912-2009


Austria


Prisoners of War, Russian
World War, 1939-1945

World War, 1914-1918


Ballet
Dancing

Dancing


Ballet Dancers


Actors


Vaudeville


National Socialism


Emigration and Immigration


England


Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)


Auschwitz-Birkenau (Concentration Camps: Poland)
World War, 1939-1945; Concentration Camps: Poland

World War, 1939-1945


Eichmann, Adolf, 1906-1962
War Criminals; Germany

New York City (N.Y.)
New York

Holocaust Survivors


Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society of America (HIAS)


Dance Schools


Jewish Educational Alliance (Atlanta, Ga.)


Georgia Conservatory of Music (Atlanta, Ga.)
Music--Instruction and Study

Kahn, Edward M., 1895-1984


Group Theater (Atlanta, Ga.)
Theater Companies

Theater Companies


Civil Rights Movement


Mitchell, Margaret (1900 - 1949)


Broadway (New York, N.Y.)
New York

Mexico


Motion Picture Industry


Israel


University of Georgia
Universities and Colleges

Universities and Colleges


Atlanta Ballet (Atlanta, Ga.)
Dance Schools

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