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Oral history interview with Maurice Itzchak Fremder

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2009.214.10 | RG Number: RG-50.617.0010

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    Oral history interview with Maurice Itzchak Fremder


    Interview Summary
    Maurice Itzchak Fremder, born August 11, 1930 in Wolomin, Poland, describes his childhood and education; his father’s leather business; the antisemitism in Wolomin, including physical abuse towards Jews and the boycott of Jewish shops; witnessing the burning of the local synagogue in November 1939; fleeing to Russia with his father and two siblings in 1939; returning to Poland after the war; leaving Poland in July 1946 after the Kielce pogrom; going to Stettin, Germany (Szczecin, Poland); going to Hamburg, Germany then Bergen-Belsen, where he stayed from August 1946 to February 1947; immigrating to Sao Paolo, Brazil in 1947; living in Israel from 1948 to 1950; immigrating to Melbourne, Australia in 1951; never wanting to return to Germany, Austria, or Poland; participating in the Jewish community; and his children.
    Maurice I. Fremder
    Ms. Sophie Caplan
    interview:  1980 November 25
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, acquired from Sophie Caplan

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    Oral histories.
    5 CD-ROMs.

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    Holder of Originals
    Ms. Sophie Caplan
    Sophie Caplan donated her interview with Maurice Itzchak Fremder to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Oct. 2009. The collection was transferred to the Museum’s Oral History Branch in 2010.
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