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Oral history interview with Franz Fuchs

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.364 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0364

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Franz Fuchs, born in Vienna, Austria in 1923, describes being the younger of two sons born to a physician and a housewife; his secular family; attending school; his older brother, Fritz, escaping to France and then to Switzerland during the war; not feeling affected by Kristallnacht; restrictions on Jews being put into place; joining the Hachshara run by Young Maccabi in Germany and being assured they would get certificates to immigrate legally to Israel; their proximity to the Hitler Youth School of Gliding; immigrating to Palestine via Trieste, Italy in July 1939; joining the British Army in 1942 and being part of the transportation corps; volunteering for the British commando; operations in Yugoslavia and Albania; being posted in Egypt; his marriage and life in Palestine; and the fate of his parents.

Interviewee
Franz Fuchs
Date
2000 January 06  (interview)
Language
Hebrew
Extent
2 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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Record last modified: 2018-03-14 09:15:59
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