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Oral history interview with Frederick Kahn

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2009.214.51 | RG Number: RG-50.617.0051

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    Oral history interview with Frederick Kahn

    Overview

    Interview Summary
    Frederick Kahn, born October 15, 1908 in Bruhl, Germany, discusses his family’s background; his childhood and education; his studies in Cologne and Frankfurt; his membership in Kameraden, deutsch-jüdischer Wanderbund and becoming a leader of the group in Cologne in 1927; working as clerk in a feather and flower wholesale firm; being forced to end his legal studies; experiencing antisemitism; his experiences during Kristallnacht and being imprisoned in Dachau for five days; traveling through Paris, Le Havre, New York, and Vancouver; traveling on the “Niagara” to Sydney, Australia in 1939; getting married; buying a poultry farm in Milperra (suburb of Canterbury-Bankstown Council); being part of the 3rd Australian Employment Company; his various jobs; visiting Germany in 1979; and his limited involvement with the Jewish community.
    Interviewee
    Frederick Kahn
    Date
    interview:  1984 August 15
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, acquired from Sophie Caplan

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Genre/Form
    Oral histories.
    Extent
    7 CD-ROMs.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Kahn, Frederick, 1908-

    Administrative Notes

    Holder of Originals
    Ms. Sophie Caplan
    Provenance
    Sophie Caplan donated her interview with Frederick Kahn to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Oct. 2009. The collection was transferred to the Museum’s Oral History Branch in 2010.
    Record last modified:
    2023-11-16 09:18:37
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