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Oral history interview with Fred D. Heim

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

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    Oral history interview with Fred D. Heim


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Fred D. Heim
    interview:  1982 November 01
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, acquired from Sophie Caplan

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    8 CD-ROMs.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Heim, Fred, 1930-2012.

    Administrative Notes

    Holder of Originals
    Ms. Sophie Caplan
    Sophie Caplan donated her interview with Fred D. Heim to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Oct. 2009. The collection was transferred to the Museum’s Oral History Branch in 2010.
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