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Oral history interview with Kurt Fuchs

Oral History | Accession Number: 2006.70.2 | RG Number: RG-50.583.0002

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Kurt Fuchs (also Fuach), born November 3, 1925 in Vienna, Austria, discusses his family life and education; the Anschluss, the annexation of Austria into Nazi Germany in 1938; how his brother fled Austria; fleeing with his family to Brussels, Belgium in June 1939; the German invasion of Belgium; leaving and then returning to Brussels; the Gestapo arresting and deporting his family to Auschwitz on October 16, 1942; being brought to Birkenau; working at a coal mine camp; being transported to Buchenwald in December 1944; being taken to Krawinkel (Crawinkel) in the Thuringia Woods and then to another camp; marching back to Buchenwald; life in Buchenwald; how camp inmates obtained weapons and then held the SS guards hostage until American soldiers liberated the camp; contracting typhoid after liberation; and returning to Brussels.

Interviewee
Kurt Fuchs
Date
1990 October 29  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 sound cassette.
Credit Line
Forms part of the Claims Conference International Holocaust Documentation Archive at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. This archive consists of documentation whose reproduction and/or acquisition was made possible with funding from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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