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Oral history interview with Kurt Fuchs

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

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    Oral history interview with Kurt Fuchs


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Kurt Fuchs
    interview:  1990 October 29
    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.

    Physical Details

    1 sound cassette.

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    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Permission must be obtained from the University of Sydney, Archive of Australian Judaica for any type of use other than research.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Fuchs, Kurt, 1925-

    Administrative Notes

    The Australian Institute of Holocaust Studies conducted the interview with Kurt Fuchs for the Twelfth Hour Project. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received a copy of the interview in April 2006 from the State Library of New South Wales where the collection is housed.
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