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Oral history interview with Fritz Gluckstein

Oral History | Accession Number: 1992.A.0129.20 | RG Number: RG-50.029.0020

Fritz Gluckstein, born on January 24, 1927 in Berlin, Germany, discusses his father's work as a judge; the Nazi rise to power; his non-Jewish mother; his father being a decorated veteran of World War I; being forced to go to an exclusively Jewish school; witnessing Kristallnacht; the implementation of anti-Jewish measures; rationing of food; wearing the yellow star; deportations from Germany; forced labor in Gestapo headquarters in Berlin; seeing Eichmann and Gunther at Gestapo headquarters; forced labor in a factory; confusion over who qualified as a Jew; Christians sheltering Jews; the Allied victory and the division of Berlin into zones; immigrating to the United States; settling in St. Paul, MN and attending university; joining the US Army; and working in veterinary medicine.


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Interviewee
Dr. Fritz P. Gluckstein
Interviewer
Larry Papier
Date
interview:  1992 April 26
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Larry Papier
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:34:52
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