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Oral history interview with Frank Hyde

Oral History | Accession Number: 2013.89.1 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0706

Frank Hyde (né Pekarek), born August 8, 1921 in Prague, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic), discusses his family; the German takeover of Czechoslovakia; doing forced labor; being assigned to a unit that emptied Jewish belongings from apartments and stored them in a synagogue in a suburb of Prague; having to wear a Jewish star and to obey a nightly curfew; getting married to Georgine Feldman in October 1941; being deported in March 1942 to Theresienstadt, where he stayed until September 1944; being sent to Auschwitz in an open box car; the selections; being in Auschwitz from September 28th to December 28th; being transported to a camp where he worked on a machine producing casings; being placed on a train heading east on April 7, 1945; escaping from the train when it stopped during its journey; returning to Prague; and his life after the war with his wife Georgine.

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Frank Hyde
Ina Navazelskis
interview:  2013 May 04
2 digital files : MPEG-4.
Record last modified: 2020-09-01 09:30:12
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