Fred Kendal was born on May 25, 1931 in Berezne, Ukraine. After the Germans invaded the area, he and his family were put in the ghetto and then sent to a work camp. While at the work camp they escaped into the forest to hide. The family hid in the woods for the duration of the war and eventually joined up with a group of Russian partisans. After liberation the family lived in several displaced persons camps in Austria and Italy. Fred and his family eventually moved to the United States.
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