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Oral history interview with Henry Froehlich

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1997.A.0441.38 | RG Number: RG-50.462.0038

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    Oral history interview with Henry Froehlich


    Interview Summary
    Henry Froehlich (formerly Hans Arnold Froehlich), born in 1922 in Rottweil, Germany, describes how in 1935, the Nazi boycott forced his father to close his shoe store; having to leave school and the family moved to Stuttgart; how the family’s life changed; Kristallnacht and his efforts to warn Jews to flee and how he avoided arrest; his father’s arrest and imprisonment in Dachau; his father being killed in Dachau after one month; the family paying 500 Marks to claim his father’s body; working for the Oberrat (the Jewish community office in Stuttgart that processed immigration) for two years; his activities and contacts with the American Consulate, Gestapo, and S.D. (Sicherheitsdienst German Security Service); immigrating with his younger brother and mother to the US in 1940; how his older brother, who was crippled since birth, had been placed in a Catholic home for crippled children and there is some evidence he was killed in a Nazi euthanasia program; working in a CCC program in Berlin, NH until he was suspected of being a German spy; reuniting with his family in Philadelphia, PA; getting married and having two children; and becoming a successful businessman.
    Henry Froehlich
    interview:  1998 August 30
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Gratz College Holocaust Oral History Archive

    Physical Details

    2 sound cassettes (60 min.).

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    Personal Name
    Froehlich, Henry.

    Administrative Notes

    The Gratz College Holocaust Oral History Archive conducted the interview with Henry Froehlich in Philadelphia, PA on August 30, 1998. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received the tapes of the interview from Gratz College on September 22, 1998.
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