Fred Behrend

Born in 1926, Fritz Bernhard (now Fred) Behrend is a retired businessman and noted raconteur who frequently lectures on his experiences during and after the Holocaust. Behrend was twelve when his family fled Germany after his father’s arrest and detention in the Sachsenhausen concentration camp in 1938. While serving in the U.S. Army, Behrend’s skills as a translator led to positions overseeing captured soldiers being retrained to lead postwar Germany, as well as working with Wernher von Braun, the eventual catalyst for the U.S. space program. Behrend later owned a successful air conditioner and television business in New York. He lives in Voorhees, New Jersey.

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