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Oral history interview with Alfred Frenkel

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

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.

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Frenkel, Alfred
interview:  1992 September 17
8 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Record last modified: 2022-06-24 20:18:55
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