Oral history interview with David Bayer
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- Record Type:
- Oral History
- Interview Summary:
- David Bayer, born on September 27, 1922 in Kozienice, Poland, describes his father, who owned a shoe factory before the war; having a comfortable childhood; his sister and brother; the German occupation of his town and being relocated to a ghetto; working on an irrigation project and being saved from deportation with his family by his project supervisor; hiding while workers were deported to a gun and cannon factory in Zachodzko, Poland and a munitions factory in Pieruszyce, Poland; being captured and sent to work in the factory in Pieruszyce; being taken to Birkenau, where he worked in a coal mine; the animalistic behavior of the prisoners; the Russians liberating Birkenau; making his way back to Kozieniec and staying there for a short while; 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
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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.
- Legal Status:
- Permanent Collection
- Geographic Name:
Israel--Emigration and immigration.
United States--Emigration and immigration.
- Personal Name:
Bayer, David, 1922-
- Topical Term:
Coal mines and mining.
Concentration camp inmates.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Poland--Personal narratives.
World War, 1939-1945--Concentration camps--Liberation.
World War, 1939-1945--Concentration camps.
World War, 1939-1945--Conscript labor.
World War, 1939-1945--Deportations from Poland.
- 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
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