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

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2044

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.

Author/Creator
S., Frederick, 1907-
Published
New York, N.Y. :bA Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
Interview Date
May 5, 1992.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding
Cite As
Frederick S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2044).Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.