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Oral history interview with Fred Bachner

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0008 | RG Number: RG-50.549.02.0032

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Fred Bachner, born on September 28, 1925 in Berlin, Germany, discusses his experiences as a prisoner in Auschwitz; his death march out of Auschwitz; finding his brother near Dachau; his liberation by American forces; how he was treated under the American occupation; the physical attacks on Jewish Kapos in Munich; living in a Nazi’s house; reuniting with his father; immigrating to the United States; religion; his life in New York; how the Holocaust affected his identity and sense of wellbeing; being drafted into the Army; meeting his wife and getting married; his children and grandchildren; going back to Auschwitz; taking his family to Germany and Poland; speaking about the Holocaust to school children in Germany; traveling to Israel; antisemitism; and the Civil Rights movement.

Interviewee
Mr. Fred Bachner
Interviewer
Melissa Block
Date
1999 January 10  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
3 sound cassettes (60 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:48:39
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