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Oral history interview with Alfred Frenkel

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.43 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0043

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    Oral history interview with Alfred Frenkel


    Interview Summary
    Alfred Frenkel, born in 1920 in Breslau, Germany (present day Wroclaw, Poland), discusses his family and childhood; joining a Zionist Hechalutz group and studying carpentry; Kristallnacht; trying to leave Germany; his sister being sent to England; being sent to a Jewish organization in Wieringen, Northern Holland in March 1939; his memories of the Klaus Barbie invading Wieringen in March 1941; being taken to Amsterdam, Netherlands and being sent to live with a family by the Judenrat; working as a courier between Amsterdam and Westerburg, Germany; obtaining false papers and traveling to France; joining the French resistance group Armée Juive and his activities; his arrest and deportation to Buchenwald; being marched west during the camp’s evacuation; escaping the march during an air raid; staying in Liebstadt, Germany after liberation; returning to Holland; working for the Joint in France; sailing to Israel; arriving in Haifa and being detained in Atlit; and living on a kibbutz after his release.
    Alfred Frenkel
    interview:  1992 September 17
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

    8 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Frenkel, Alfred, 1920-

    Administrative Notes

    Nathan Beyrak conducted the interview with Alfred Frenkel in Israel on September 17, 1992 for the Israel Documentation Project. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the tapes of the interview by transfer from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Dept. in February1995.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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