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Oral history interview with Alfred Batzdorff

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.299 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0299

Alfred Batzdorff, born on February 19, 1922 in Breslau, Germany (now Wroclaw, Poland), describes his parents; his mother (maiden name Allendorf), who was a housewife and opera singer; his brother (who eventually became a neurosurgeon in California); his grandparents; his maternal grandmother's activity in the women's movement in Germany; his father, who was a physician; being assimilated and his father attending synagogue on holidays; his experiences with antisemitism; being assigned to a bus going to Buchenwald and staying behind, hiding among the elderly; managing to be placed on a Kindertransport to England; his wife, Suzanne Batzdorff, whom he originally met in Germany and reconnected with in New York; and his three sons and many grandchildren.


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Interviewee
Alfred Batzdorff
Interviewer
Sandra Bendayan
Date
interview:  1994 March 03
interview:  1994 May 12
Language
English
Extent
2 videocassettes (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:33:43
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