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Oral history interview with Fritz Gluckstein

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1993.A.0095.24 | RG Number: RG-50.163.0024

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    Oral history interview with Fritz Gluckstein


    Interview Summary
    Fritz Gluckstein, born January 24, 1927 in Berlin, Germany, describes being the son of a Jewish father (Georg) and a Christian mother (Hedwig); his father serving as a district judge and his dismissal after the rise of the Nazis; his father’s work for the Jewish community, working as a legal advisor; being considered a protected Mischlinge; his family surviving WWII in Berlin, owing in part to his mother’s sister (Elfriede Dressler), who helped look after Fritz and provided the family with extra food; being forced to move to the neighborhood around the Oranienburgerstrasse synagogue; the bombing of their apartment; seeking shelter in the Jewish hospital; working on a demolition and clean-up crew; being assigned to work at Eichmann’s Gestapo headquarters along with other Mischlinge; being supervised by Lieutenant Ernst Henning von Hardenberg, who was sympathetic; being conscripted with his father in the fall of 1944 into a labor battalion; demolishing partly-destroyed buildings and clearing rubble; building defensive barriers around the city to slow the Soviet advance; remaining in Berlin after liberation; immigrating alone to the United States; and studying veterinary medicine.
    Dr. Fritz P. Gluckstein
    Norma Stern
    interview:  1988 January 10

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    3 sound cassettes (60 min.).

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    Personal Name
    Gluckstein, Fritz P.

    Administrative Notes

    The interview with Fritz Gluckstein was conducted as part of the Jewish Community Council of Greater Washington's oral history project to document Washington, D.C.- area survivor's experiences of the Holocaust. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received the interview on May 26, 1993.
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