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Oral history interview with Fred Booker

Oral History | Accession Number: 1997.A.0441.177 | RG Number: RG-50.462.0177

Fred Booker, born on August 22, 1910 in Breslau, Germany (now Wroclaw, Poland), discusses being arrested and sent to Buchenwald concentration camp in November 1938; his release on the condition he leave the country; immigrating to England with his first wife; traveling by German ship to Shanghai, China via the Suez Canal in April 1939; life in Hongkew; the difficult living conditions; struggling to earn a living; receiving assistance from the by American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (the Joint); his religious life; marrying Inge Booker in 1942; and immigrating to the United States under collective quota for German Jews arranged by the Joint in March 1948.


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Interviewee
Fred Booker
Interviewer
Philip G. Solomon
Date
interview:  1992 February 06
Geography
creation: Philadelphia (Pa.)
Extent
1 sound cassette (60 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Gratz College Holocaust Oral History Archive