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Interview with Erich Frost

Recorded Sound | Digitized | RG Number: RG-91.2191

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    Interview with Erich Frost


    Johannes Wrobel interviews Erich Frost who composed the song "Fest Steht" [Stand Fast / Forward, You Witnesses] while a prisoner in the Sachsenhausen concentration camp as a Jehovah's Witness. Johannes Wrobel, a Jehovah's Witness archivist in Germany, recorded this telephone interview with Frost on January 26, 1986.
    Recorded:  1986 January 26
    Interviewer: Johannes Wrobel
    Composer: Erich Frost
    Erich Frost (1900–1987), a musician and devout Jehovah’s Witness, was active in the religious resistance to Hitler’s authority. Caught smuggling pamphlets from Switzerland to Germany, he was imprisoned in the Sachsenhausen concentration camp near Berlin where he composed this song in 1942. Later deported to a labor camp at Alderney, Channel Islands, Frost survived the war and returned to Germany to serve the Watchtower Society.
    Audiocassette; magnetic

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    Recorded Sound Provenance
    Since 1992, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's music historian has collected historic sound recordings, published materials, interviews, and music related to the Holocaust and World War II.
    Recorded Sound Notes
    Copy of USHMM, October 2001
    Recorded Sound Source
    Bret Werb
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