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Oral history interview with Fred Friedman

Oral History | Accession Number: 1990.338.23 | RG Number: RG-50.037.0023

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Fred Friedman, born in 1926 in Salzburg, Austria, describes his parents and younger sister; attending school; the German take over in March 1938; the restrictions placed on Jews; his father getting a permit to go to Switzerland; being smuggled out with his sister and his mother being smuggled out later; living in central France for a year and attending school; experiencing antisemitism; war breaking out and the deportations to camps; leaving France in 1941 and going to Madrid, Spain and Lisbon, Portugal before traveling separately to the United States; his interest in history; wanting to enlist but having to wait until he was 18 years old; attending New York University after the war; attending law school; visiting Salzburg and learning that not many of his relatives survived; getting married in Buffalo; talking to his children about the Holocaust; and his belief that citizens must be active in their government.

Interviewee
Fred Friedman
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:46:16
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