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Oral history interview with Edith Froelich

Oral History | Accession Number: 1990.338.25 | RG Number: RG-50.037.0025

Edith Froelich, born in 1923 in Rödelheim (a suburb of Frankfurt am Main), Germany, describes being an only child; her family’s two stores; attending a Jewish school; going in 1937 to a vocational school, where she learned how to cook and sew and studied languages; Kristallnacht in 1938 and the destruction to their stores; her father being taken away and her mother getting him out; applying for visas; being sent to Sweden with a group of about 60 children; cooking for farmers; her parents going to the United States in 1940; corresponding with her parents; going to the US in March 1940; going to Buffalo, NY; working as a timekeeper in a factory; meeting her husband through her aunt; tell her children about the Holocaust; traveling to Germany in 1979 with her oldest son; and her message to others to appreciate living in a free country.

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Edith Froelich
Mrs. Toby Back
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