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Oral history interview with Fred Bachner

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1990.372.1 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0012

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    Oral history interview with Fred Bachner


    Interview Summary
    Fred Bachner was born on September 28, 1925 in Berlin, Germany and describes his family; his brother’s and father’s deportation to the Polish border after Kristallnacht; moving to Poland in 1939 to join the rest of his family; his brother being taken to a work camp in Poland in 1940; his deportation to Markstädt, a sub-camp of Gross-Rosen, and then to Groeditz and Faulbrueck before he was sent to Auschwitz; loading and unloading coal and cement for I.G. Farben, a German industrial company; going on a death march out of Auschwitz to a camp near Dachau, where he found his brother; being placed on another train that was ambushed by British fighter planes; jumping off the train with his brother and hiding in the surrounding area until they located the American soldiers; staying at the Feldafing displaced persons camp after the war; reuniting with his father and immigrating to the United States with his father and brother on January 3, 1947; and being drafted into the United States Army during the Korean War.
    Mr. Fred Bachner
    Linda G. Kuzmack
    interview:  1990 April 23
    creation: Washington (D.C.)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    2 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Restrictions on use. Interview can not be used for sale in the Museum Shop. Interview cannot be used by a third party for creation of a work for commercial purposes.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Bachner, Fred, 1925-

    Administrative Notes

    Linda Kuzmack, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, conducted the interview with Fred Bachner on April 23, 1990 in Washington, DC.
    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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