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Oral history interview with Heidi Fuchs

Oral History | Accession Number: 2013.294.27 | RG Number: RG-50.693.0027

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Heidi (born Aldeheidi) Fuchs (born in Vienna, Austria in 1913 on the eve of WWI) describes how her father went to war; meeting her father when she was 4 years old; her parents, Richard Fuchs and Blanca Lurie; how her nanny came from Bohemia and stayed with the family for 20 years; how their economic situation was good before the war but afterwards they depended on special aid from the Americans to eat; going to kindergarten where she had many friends; practicing many sports as she was growing up; how her family was very assimilated with the rest of society and lived completely without religion; how her husband, Carlos Roth, was a plastic surgeon; being warned that the Nazis were rounding up physicians and fleeing to her mother’s apartment; trying to find another country to flee to; finding a relative in Argentina; how her husband could not work as a physician and was hired as a cleaning person in the clinic of the Argentinean Company of Electricity (CADE) and was allowed to perform some surgery there, but would be ordered to clean up the blood after; managing to bring her mother and grandmother to Argentina; how her father had died in Austria; her son, Miguel, and his profession; moving with her son to Chile; sharing her experience with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and visiting Vienna after the war.

Interviewee
Heidi Fuchs
Interviewer
Sonia Brodsky
Date
2011 June 21  (interview)
Language
Spanish
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 digital file : MOV.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Fundación Memoria Viva
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:47:32
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