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Paul Kopperman Oral History Interview. September 2, 2014

Paul Kopperman Oral History Interview

Life history interview conducted by Mike Dicianna.

September 2, 2014

Location:  Milam Hall, Oregon State University.

Paul Kopperman (b. 1945) has taught history at OSU since his arrival in 1978. Specializing in 18th century British military and medical history, Kopperman has also served as advisor to both the OSU History Club and the OSU Religious Studies Club. An active member of the local Jewish community, Kopperman has been closely associated with Holocaust Remembrance Week at OSU from the time of its initial organization in 1986. Kopperman has directed Remembrance Week activities since 1993 and, in this capacity, has been responsible for bringing to campus several prominent scholars of genocide as well as some two dozen Holocaust survivors. His interview focuses on his academic career, growth and change in the regional Jewish community, and the history of Holocaust Remembrance Week at Oregon State University.