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Oral history interview with Alfred Freimark

Oral History | Accession Number: 1997.A.0441.866 | RG Number: RG-50.462.0866

Alfred Freimark, born May 13, 1910 in Stadtlengsfeld in Wartburgkreis, Germany, discusses going to public school and being the only Jewish boy; the local synagogue; leaving Germany in 1938; not experiencing antisemitism; the small number of Nazis in Stadtelengsfeld; the political make up of Stadtelengsfeld; being banned from being a butcher master because he was Jewish; the lack of anti-Semitism in the town; the closing of Jewish businesses by May 1938; his father and him going to prison for insulting a Nazi officer; bribing the Nazi official to escape Germany; and going by ship November 2, 1938 to the United States.

Interviewee
Alfred Freimark
Interviewer
Jerry Freimark
Date
1997 November 15  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 sound recording : WAV.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, gift of the Holocaust Oral History Archive of Gratz College
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Record last modified: 2018-08-09 15:57:32
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