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Oral history interview with Maurice Itzchak Fremder

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

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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.

Interviewee
Maurice I. Fremder
Interviewer
Ms. Sophie Caplan
Date
1980 November 25  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
5 CD-ROMs.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, acquired from Sophie Caplan