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Oral history interview with Fred Taucher

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2001.67 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0143

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    Oral history interview with Fred Taucher


    Interview Summary
    Fred Taucher, born on January 29, 1933 in Berlin, Germany, describes his half-brother’s suicide to avoid Nazi concentration camps; the destruction of his father’s store during Kristallnacht; moving to a ghetto in 1938; his father’s inability to leave Germany despite his United State’s citizenship; his family’s relationship with a high ranking Nazi member; his father going into slave labor and then being sent to Auschwitz in 1943; his family’s escape from arrest; living in subway stations to avoid Allied bombings; getting arrested, tortured, and sent to Dachau in April 1945; escaping from the Nazis with some Russian soldiers; his mother’s death during a crossfire between the Germans and the Russians; his 1946 Bar Mitzvah in Berlin; life in Berlin after the Holocaust; his 1946 arrival in America; his decision to join the U.S. Army; his experiences trying to obtain United States citizenship; his life in America as a citizen and his activism in Holocaust survivor networks.
    Mr. Fred H. Taucher
    Gail Schwartz
    interview:  2001 April 26

    Physical Details

    4 sound cassettes (60 min.).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Taucher, Fred, 1933-

    Administrative Notes

    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch conducted the interview with Fred Taucher on April 26, 2001. The interview was transferred to the Archives Branch in April, 2001.
    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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