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Frederick S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2044) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2044

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    Videotape testimony of Frederick S., who was born in Vienna, Austria in 1907. He recalls his family's financial instability; completing law school in 1931; supporting his mother after his father's death; arrest following the Anschluss in 1938; incarceration and receiving a severe beating; transfer to Dachau; his release after obtaining an English visa with assistance from his boss and the Quakers; traveling to England in March 1939; working for a committee helping Czech refugees; arranging for his mother and fiancee to join him; their emigration to the United States; marriage to his fiancee; military draft in 1943; assignment to Naples in March 1944; serving in Algiers and southern France; serving as an interpreter at trials of U.S. soldiers accused of crimes against German civilians; visiting Dachau after its liberation; reunion with his brother in Marseille; assignments in Heidelberg and Antwerp; returning to the United States; and studying to become a social worker. Mr. S. notes his three siblings survived and his hostility toward Austria. He shows photographs.
    S., Frederick, 1907-
    New York, N.Y. :bA Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
    Interview Date
    May 5, 1992.
    Vienna (Austria)
    London (England)
    Naples (Italy)
    Algiers (Algeria)
    Heidelberg (Germany)
    Marseille (France)
    Antwerp (Belgium)
    Cite As
    Frederick S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2044).Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Blinderman, Joni-Sue, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 1 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Postwar experiences.

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