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Oral history interview with Israel Frajhof

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1996.A.0395 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0043

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    Oral history interview with Israel Frajhof


    Interview Summary
    Israel Frajhof, born March 3, 1920 in Krasnik (near Lublin), Poland, describes experiencing violent antisemitism in 1933; the establishment of a ghetto in the fall of 1942; the typhus epidemic and conditions in the ghetto; working outside the ghetto; the deportation of old men, women and children deported to Majdanek and Treblinka in December 1942; trying to become a policeman but being declined permission; doing carpentry work for Germans making furniture; appels, beatings, and sleeping in the synagogue; meeting his future wife Chava Geister, who was in Krasnik camp; the Russians’ arrival in Lublin on July 22,1944; the death march to Germany and escaping into the forest for 10 days; meeting up with Chava and going to Krasnik; going to Lublin; getting married in January 1946; going to Berlin , Germany and being helped by the UNRRA; going to Frankfurt, Germany; going to Brazil in 1953; visiting Majdanek in 1986; and living for his wife and children.
    Israel Frajhof
    Gail Schwartz
    interview:  1996 September 06

    Physical Details

    English Yiddish
    2 sound cassettes (60 min.).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Frajhof, Israel, 1920-

    Administrative Notes

    Gail Schwartz, a volunteer for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History branch conducted this interview on September 6, 1996, in Chevy Chase, Md. The interview was transferred to the Msueum's Archives on September 6, 1996.
    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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