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Oral history interview with Norbert Friedmann

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.944 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0944

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Norbert Friedmann was born on January 10, 1911 in Vienna, Austria. In 1938, he was arrested and imprisoned in Dachau concentration camp. After his release, he and his wife Charlotte escaped Austria and settled in New York City, where they lived from 1939 until 1972. The Friedmanns then moved to San Francisco to join their daughter and her family. Mr. Friedmann was actively involved in the Jewish Family Service Agency (now Jewish Family and Children's Services) in San Francisco, and created the Utility Workshop in 1975. Mr. Friedmann died in 2002.

The interview describes Mr. Friedmann's childhood, education and work life in Vienna, his arrest and deportation to Dachau concentration camp, his wife's effort for his release, and the couple's escape to the United States. Mr. Friedmann discusses adjusting to life in New York City, the birth of his daughter, and Mr. and Mrs. Friedmann's move to San Francisco after their daughter married.

Interviewee
Norbert Friedmann
Date
1990 October 24  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 videocassette (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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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:27:47
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