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Oral history interview with Alfred Batzdorff

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

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

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.

Interviewee
Alfred Batzdorff
Date
1994 March 03  (interview)
1994 May 12  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
2 videocassettes (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, acquired from Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
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Record last modified: 2018-02-14 16:55:32
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