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Oral history interview with Fred Deutsch

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1999.A.0025 | RG Number: RG-50.549.02.0034

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    Oral history interview with Fred Deutsch


    Interview Summary
    Fred Deutsch, born on November 13, 1932 in Czechoslovakia, discusses his pre-war family life; his experiences as a hidden child in Czechoslovakia; his experiences in a Catholic orphanage shortly after liberation; returning home and joining boy scout organization; his family moving to Znojmo, Czech Republic; antisemitism in Czechoslovakia; moving to Israel to escape communism; living on a kibbutz in Israel; being drafted into the Israeli Army; returning to Czechoslovakia for his mother’s funeral; communism in Czechoslovakia; his feelings towards Israel; how the world changed after the Holocaust; immigrating to the United States; post-war family relations; moving to New Jersey; living with his uncle and finishing his education; his views on the United States; meeting his wife and getting married; starting a family; his views on affirmative action; working for the American government; antisemitism in the American Civil Service; moving to Maryland; his feelings on being an American citizen; and how memories of his experiences during the Holocaust have affected his life.
    Fred Deutsch
    Dan Collison
    interview:  1999 January 19
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

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

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Deutsch, Fred, 1932-
    Corporate Name
    Israel. Army

    Administrative Notes

    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch conducted the interview with Fred Deutsch on January 19, 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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