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Document Details


Title: Fritz Barkan
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Marin County Free Library. Civic Center Branch. Anne T. Kent California Room
Collection: Carla Ehat Oral History Program for the Anne T. Kent California Room
Description: Fritz was 95 when this interview was conducted in Sausalito at the home of his daughter, Louise Salomon. Fritz is the son of Dr. Adolf Barkan, and a close friend of Dr. Leo Eloesser. Fritz shares his memories of Mill Valley and San Francisco before and after the 1906 earthquake. His life as a diamond broker sent him to Amsterdam and Paris to learn about the diamond business. He was present when the 3024 carat Cullinan diamond, now part of the British Crown Jewels, was cut.
URL: http://www.co.marin.ca.us/depts/lb/main/crm/oralhistories/fbarkanft.html
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1977 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Barkan, Fritz, 1884-1984
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 27-Feb-1884
Speaker race: White
Age at speaking: 93
Document location: Sausalito, CA
Document date: 27-Apr-1977
Interviewer: Ehat, Carla; Kent, Anne
Locations discussed: California; Marin County, CA; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: California; California--History; Community; Local history; Marin County (Calif.)--History; Marin County, CA; North America; Oral history; United States
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0029587-32813