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Oral history interview with Joe Fabry

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.811 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0811

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Joseph Fabry was born Josef Epstein in Vienna in November 1909. He worked there as as a short-story editor for a magazine before antisemitic laws forced him out. He fled Austria for Belgium, where he hoped to obtain working papers. While there, he was arrested and imprisoned for two years in a prison camp in Merxplas, Belgium. Mr. Fabry was able to obtain an affidavit for the United States, and fled to England. He lived in London before moving to New York City, where he met his wife Mira. Mr. Fabry was a writer for CBS in New York, moved with his family to San Francisco, and worked as an editor for the University of California Berkeley for 25 years before retiring.

Mr. Fabry wrote about his experiences during World War II. "One and One Make Three" was co-authored with Max Knight under the pen name Peter Fabrizius. Mr. Fabry wrote about his experiences in Merxplas, Belgium in "The Next-to-Final Solution: A Belgian Detention Camp for Hitler Refugees." Mr. Fabry's interest in Dr. Vickor Frankl and logotherapy led to his founding the Institute of Logotherapy; he edited its journal "The International Forum for Logotherapy" and wrote three books on that subject. He also co-authored several books with Max Knight as Peter Fabrizius.

Interviewee
Joseph B. Fabry
Date
1991 March 21  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
2 videocassettes (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, acquired from Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
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