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Oral history interview with Fred D. Heim

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.214.39 | RG Number: RG-50.617.0039

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Fred Dagobert Heim, born November 13, 1930 in Berlin, Germany, discusses his family’s background; his childhood and education; being beaten up by children in his neighborhood for being Jewish; wearing Jewish insignias; hiding with his parents in the cellar of hid grandparent’s flat; life underground from October 1943 to May 1945; his decision to go to Australia instead of the United States; obtaining a landing permit sent by his aunt and uncle; arriving in Sydney, Australia in 1947; getting a job in a factory; getting married in 1953; his three sons; working for the commonwealth public services for 11 years as a clerk; and his feelings towards Germans.

Interviewee
Fred D. Heim
Date
1982 November 01  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
8 CD-ROMs.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, acquired from Sophie Caplan
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