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Oral history interview with Fred Badower

Oral History | Not Digitized | Accession Number: 2019.125.22 | RG Number: RG-90.057.0022

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    Interview Summary
    Fred Badower discusses the history of his Polish family; growing up in a big Jewish community in Lodz, Poland; his father who was a tailor and Fred became a tailor as well; his experiences in the Lodz ghetto; how his tailoring skills helped him during the war; being sent to labor camps and two concentration camps; returning to Poland after the war; reuniting with his brother; finding others who wanted to leave Poland; the death of his sister from typhus during the war; living in Germany and working as a tailor; his work with the US Counter Intelligence Corps; some of his siblings immigrating to Australia; immigrating to the United States in 1949 and settling in Des Moines, Iowa; getting a job in an Italian tailor shop; and his life in Des Moines.
    Fred Badower
    Jeffrey Winter
    interview:  1982 March 21
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Iowa Jewish Historical Society

    Physical Details

    2 sound cassettes.

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    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Badower, Fred.

    Administrative Notes

    The Iowa Jewish Historical Society donated audio and video recordings from the IJHS archive to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in March 2019.
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