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Oral history interview with Fred Booker

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

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    Oral history interview with Fred Booker


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Fred Booker
    Philip G. Solomon
    interview:  1992 February 06
    creation: Philadelphia (Pa.)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Gratz College Holocaust Oral History Archive

    Physical Details

    1 sound cassette (60 min.).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Booker, Fred.

    Administrative Notes

    The Gratz College Holocaust Oral History Archive donated the interview to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2017.
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