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Oral history interview with John Friedmann

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2000.91.21 | RG Number: RG-50.493.0021

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    Oral history interview with John Friedmann


    Interview Summary
    John Friedmann, born October 19, 1913 in Vrbove, Czechoslovakia (now Slovenia), describes his life before the war; his parents Adolph and Rudolphina; his father’s occupation as an electrician and cameraman; his family’s move to Austria when he was three months old; his father’s service in the military; his education in public school; his parent’s divorce; his graduation and occupation as a linoleum businessman; his arrest by the Gestapo and transport to Dachau; his time in Dachau until July 1938 when he was transferred to Buchenwald; his transfer to Linz, Austria in October 1938; his release from Linz; his acquisition of a passport that allowed him to travel to Shanghai; his job working for the British City Government of Shanghai supervising trash dumps; his jobs for Toyota and Nissan that allowed him to escape the ghetto; his survival in Shanghai; his mother who stayed in Shanghai; his time in Canada after his unsuccessful attempt to enter the United States; his marriage in 1950; his and his family’s immigration to California in 1952.
    John Friedmann
    David Kennedy
    interview:  1992 November 01

    Physical Details

    2 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..

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    Personal Name
    Friedmann, John.

    Administrative Notes

    David Kennedy on behalf of the Anti-Defamation League, Orange County, California, conducted the interview with John Friedmann on November 1, 1992. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received the copy of the interview from the Anti-Defamation League, Orange County, California on May 3, 2000.
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