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Oral history interview with Libuse Fries and Erna Fries

Oral History | Accession Number: 1989.67.26 | RG Number: RG-50.012.0026

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Libuse and Erna Fries describe growing up in Czechoslovakia near Prague; being raised in the Catholic tradition; the normal relationships that Jews and non-Jews had in Prague; not understanding how the Germans could abuse young children as they did; sneaking around with a false identification card to help the Jews; Erna trying to escape to Switzerland and getting arrested and then transported to a prison in Prague, where she remained from 1942 to 1943; Erna’s transport to Auschwitz in 1943 and then managing to escape to Prague in 1945; and starting a family after the war.

Interviewee
Erna Fries
Libuse Fries
Interviewer
Gay Block
Malka Drucker
Date
1988 July 23  (interview)
Language
Czech
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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