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Oral history interview with Fred Loewy

Oral History | Accession Number: 2005.460 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0501

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

Fred Loewy (Löwy), born in 1925 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, discusses moving to Alsace, France after his father opened a business there; growing up in Sélestat, France; his father's business partnership in a metal recycling factory; moving to Colmar, France; the German occupation of France and fleeing Colmar; the journey by train to Toulouse, France with thousands of other refugees and the difficulties involved in the journey; the round-ups of refugees and their transports to the Agde concentration camp; his family's release from Agde because of the intervention of Camille Ernst; his father's efforts to obtain the release of other prisoners at Agde; their move to Celleneuve, France; obtaining false papers under the name Hebergé; working for the French resistance; and immigrating to the United States.

Interviewee
Fred Loewy
Interviewer
Joan Ringelheim
Date
2005 November 30  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
9 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-01-24 08:22:59
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