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Oral history interview with Frederick Kahn

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

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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
1984 August 15  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
7 CD-ROMs.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, acquired from Sophie Caplan
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:51:58
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