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Oral history interview with Fred Bachner

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

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    Oral history interview with Fred Bachner


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Mr. Fred Bachner
    Melissa Block
    interview:  1999 January 10
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    3 sound cassettes (60 min.).

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Bachner, Fred, 1925-

    Administrative Notes

    Melissa Block, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, conducted the interview with Fred Bachner on January 10, 1999.
    Funding Note
    The production of this interview was made possible by Jeff and Toby Herr.
    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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