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Oral history interview with Peter Schrader

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2006.70.52 | RG Number: RG-50.583.0052

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    Oral history interview with Peter Schrader


    Interview Summary
    Peter Schrader, born December 9, 1936 in Berlin, Germany, discusses his family’s background; his family being partly Jewish and partly non-Jewish; his connection to the Jewish community; his father getting killed by Nazis in 1939; his personal experience of the Nazis in 1942; receiving help from Gentiles; where his family lived during the war; his school in Berlin; being unaware of his Jewishness until later as he had Aryan papers; his awareness of the extermination of the Jews; his family members’ being exterminated; moving to Borkheide, Germany and staying there until after the war when he moved back to Berlin; the school in Borkheide; becoming aware later of the significance of his experiences; marrying; moving to Australia in 1968; and becoming an Orthodox Jew.
    Peter Schrader
    interview:  1990 April 02
    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.

    Rights & Restrictions

    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
    Schrader, Peter, 1936-

    Administrative Notes

    The Australian Institute of Holocaust Studies conducted the interview with Peter Schrader 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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