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Fred Barschak

Arrived in Britain:
Place of Birth:
12 December 1938
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Interview Summary:

Fred Barschak, nee Fritz Barschak, was born 1931 in Vienna. His father owned a kosher restaurant in Vienna, Restaurant Barschak. He was sent on the Kindertransport in 1938 and taken in by a Jewish foster family in Hull. He was evacuated to Swanland  and came back to his initial foster parents in 1940. His parents and younger brother did not survive. Studied in Oxford and became property developer. Very involved in Holocaust related issues and the ‘Hampstead Stiebel’, a small synagogue near Finchley Road Underground Station.  

Don’t make victims of others and don’t be a victim yourself. If you take measures to deal with the dangers before they are impossible to deal with, then perhaps help will come for you.


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