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Kanfer, Frederick H.

Frederick H. Kanfer was born on December 6, 1925, in Vienna, Austria, the only child of Oscar and Anna Kanfer. He lived in Vienna until 1938, when wartime conditions prompted the family to flee Austria. Enduring several years of hardship, the family eventually made their way to a new life in the United States.

Early Influences

Kanfer and his family settled in New York City, where he mastered English in high school and then pursued his interest in science and engineering at the Cooper Union School of Technology. As a result of America's involvement in the Second World War, Kanfer's schooling was again interrupted for 2 years, during which he served combat duty in the U.S. Army in Europe and the Pacific. Returning ...

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