Advanced Search

Learn About The Holocaust

Special Collections

My Saved Research

Login

Register

Help

Skip to main content

Oral history interview with Fred Goldman

Oral History | Accession Number: 2001.217 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0146

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

Fred Goldman, born in Fürth, Germany on September 6, 1915, describes his childhood; his memories of Hitler coming to power; finishing high school and moving to Berlin to train to be a cantor and teacher at a Jewish Teacher’s College; returning to Fürth after three years and moving back in with his mother and sister; immigrating to the United States in January 1939 because a distant cousin vouched for him; arriving in the U.S. with twelve dollars and taking a job as a busboy at a department store in New York; marrying Ruth Schuster, a Jewish women also from Fürth; working in a uniform factory until he was drafted into the army in March 1943; becoming a member of the medical corps but then being transferred into the military intelligence unit when the army learned he was fluent in German; going to Camp Ritchie in Maryland; interrogating prisoners in Europe; staying with the army until March 1946, when he returned to the United States and became a diamond setter; and settling in Silver Spring, Maryland after the war.

Interviewee
Fred Goldman
Interviewer
Gail Schwartz
Date
2001 November 19  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
3 sound cassettes (60 min.).
Expand all
 
Record last modified: 2018-05-09 09:30:21
This page: https://collections.ushmm.org/search/catalog/irn509674