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Oral history interview with Peter Freudenthal

Oral History | Accession Number: 2017.553.9 | RG Number: RG-50.998.0009

Peter Freudenthal, born in 1938 in Norrköping, Sweden, discusses his Jewish father and Catholic mother, who were both musicians and arrived in Sweden from Germany in 1928; his older brother Otto who was born in 1934; his grandfather, who was a rabbi in Nürnberg, his father’s work as the conductor of the Norrköping philharmonic orchestra; his family receiving Swedish citizenship in the early 1930s; his father successfully relocating his family from Germany to Sweden in late 1938; the Nazi occupation of Norway and Denmark in 1940; his grandmother suffering from a severe depression and her suicide on her 65th birthday; his family’s participation in the Norrköping Jewish community; the Kibbutz outside of Norrköping in Lindö; and hosting refugees in their home.


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Interviewee
Peter Freudenthal
Interviewer
Carolyn Östberg
Date
interview:  2018 March 06
Geography
creation: Stockholm (Sweden)
Language
Swedish
Extent
1 digital file : MP4.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
 
Record last modified: 2020-05-04 15:14:38
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