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Oral history interview with David Bayer

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Record Type:
Oral History
Interview Summary:
David Bayer describes his comfortable life growing up in Kozieniec, Poland where his father owned a shoe factory before the war; the German occupation of his town and his family’s relocation to a ghetto; his work on an irrigation project and being saved from deportation by his project supervisor but eventually being captured; working in a factory and then finally being taken to Birkenau where he worked in a coal mine; the animalistic behavior of the prisoners; making his way back to Kozieniec after the Russians liberated Birkenau; staying in his hometown for a short while because of the pogroms; traveling to Panama and then to Israel where he immediately joined the army; and moving to the United States where he lived for the remainder of his life.
1992 March 15  (interview)
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1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
The interview with David Bayer was produced by Larry Papier as part of a project to interview Holocaust survivors in the Washington, D.C. area. This volunteer project was conducted with support and technical advice from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received the interview in 1992.
video recording
Personal Name:
Bayer, David, 1922-
Conditions on Access:
No restrictions on access
Conditions on Use:
Restrictions on use. Videotaped interviews must not be used in commercial stores for profit.
Credit Line:
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Larry Papier
Finding Aid:
Time Coded Notes:
RG-50.029.0006_tcn_en.pdf [English]
Record last modified: 2015-06-30 11:20:20