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Oral history interview with Peter Schrader

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

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.

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.
Schrader, Peter
interview:  1990 April 02
1 sound cassette.
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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.
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 20:11:16
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