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Fred B. Holocaust testimony
Fortunoff Video Archive (Unrestricted)
Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies
EAD ID mssa.hvt.4363
Orbis bib 8117729
Primary English
creation 1980-10-08
EAD ID mssa.hvt.4363
Orbis bib 8117729
Person or Corporate Body B., Fred
Person or Corporate Body World ORT Union
Person or Corporate Body St. Louis (Ship)
Person or Corporate Body B., Frederic, 1915-
Person or Corporate Body World ORT Union
Person or Corporate Body St. Louis (Ship)
topical Holocaust survivors
topical Video tapes
topical Men
topical Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
genre_form Personal narratives
topical World War, 1939-1945
genre_form Personal narratives, Jewish
topical Jews
topical Migrations
topical Jewish refugees
geographic Germany
geographic Krumbach (Günzburg, Germany)
geographic Ulm (Germany)
geographic Munich (Germany)
genre_form Oral histories (document genres)
topical Antisemitism
temporal Pre-war
1 videocassettes
Abstract Videotape testimony of Fred B., who was born in Krumbach, Germany. He recalls his family's roots there since the sixteenth century; attending high school in Ulm, then ORT training in Munich; rising antisemitism beginning in 1933; obtaining a visa to emigrate to Cuba; sailing on the St. Louis in May 1939 (his parents and sisters were to join him); socializing en route with Fred H. and others; all the passengers being prevented from disembarking in Cuba; sailing around the Caribbean and southern Florida; returning to Europe; passenger watches to prevent others from committing suicide; disembarking in Belgium; and emigration to join his family in the United States seven months later (they had emigrated in the interim). Mr. B. notes preparing to revolt with others if the ship had been returned to Germany despite his uncertainty about beginning life again as a poor immigrant in the United States.
Primary English
Place of Recording New Haven, Conn. :
creation 1980-10-08
Producer Holocaust Survivors Film Project
B., Fred
Vlock, Laurel
Interviewee B, Fred (5738)
Interviewer Vlock, Laurel

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