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Oral history interview with Frederick Breder

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

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.

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Frederick Breder
interview:  1988 October 17
Oral histories.
1 sound cassette (90 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:25:29
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