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Oral history interview with Anna Marie Fratini

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.406 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0406

Anna Marie Fratini, born on March 31, 1933 in Vienna, Austria, describes her father, who was Austrian Catholic, and her mother, who was Austrian Jewish; living in Vienna, Austria; her parents’ friendship with Sigmund Freud, who lived nearby; how she and her mother were supposed to be deported along with other Jews on several occasions, but were saved by the efforts of a lawyer who was a friend of the family and a Nazi (this Nazi lawyer committed suicide after the war); growing up without any declared religious identity, though she was baptized at age eight in an attempt by her parents to protect her; her older brother who also survived because he was sent to England; her father, who was drafted in to the army and sent to the Eastern front, where he was captured by the Russians and was a POW; and her father’s escape from the Russian POW camp and his return home to Austria.

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Anna M. Fratini
interview:  1998 January 26
1 videocassette (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:51:26
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