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Fred Carneson interview transcript

Theme: Against The Common Enemy

Call Number: A03.02.1
Identifier: AL2460_A03.02.1
Title: Fred Carneson interview transcript
Date: 18 June 1986
Subject: Non-racialism;
Julie Frederikse;
Fred Carneson;
The Unbreakable Thread
Description: This is a transcript of an interview with Fred Carneson, conducted by Julie Frederikse for her book 'The Unbreakable Thread: non-racialism in South Africa', published by Ravan Press, 1990. Fred Carneson was one of the first South African soldiers to see active service in 1939, serving in the North African and Italian campaigns. He was elected to the CPSA national executive and was among those charged in the 1946 sedition trial following the miners' strike. In 1965 he was convicted of being a member of the underground SACP, but was acquitted of Umkhonto we Sizwe activities on a technicality and thus was sentenced to six years in prison instead of life. Upon his release the government gave him a choice of 24-hour house arrest or an exit permit, so he went to England and worked for the ANC. Born: 1920, Goodwood, Cape Province. Died: September 2000. Interviewed: 1986 in London Included in the SAHA online repository 'Tracing the unbreakable thread: non-racialism in South Africa today'
Creator: Interviewer: Julie Frederikse; Interviewee: Fred Carneson
Type: Transcript
Format: Access copy - PDF
Preservation copy - Tiff
Source: SAHA Collection AL2460
Language: English
Coverage: South Africa
Rights: Julie Frederikse
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