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Oral history interview with Frederick Breder

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1169 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1169

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Frederick Breder'discusses his childhood in Luky, Czechoslovakia; the attempts of many in the Jewish community to obtain exit visas once Hitler rose to power; his capture by the Slovak Army in 1940; the forced labor he performed in a camp; his deportation to Auschwitz; his trade there as a brick layer; the work he was forced to perform building and repairing structure in the camp, including crematoria; his state of malnutrition and ill health in 1945; being hidden by a friendly German prisoner until liberation; his return to his hometown; his marriage and move to Bratislava; their life together until 1964, when they decided to immigrate to the United States; the difficulties they experienced trying to leave communist Czechoslovakia; their successful immigration to San Francisco in 1966; and his life and work in the United States.

Interviewee
Frederick Breder
Date
1988 October 17  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 sound cassette (90 min.).
Credit Line
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, acquired from Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:31:09
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