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Oral history interview with Irving Horn

Interview Summary Irving Horn (born Esahar Hershenhorn) was born on 25 February 1927 in Radom, Poland. He discusses: the German invasion of Poland and the implementation of anti-Jewish measures; the formation of a clandestine school in the ghetto; his father's work as a tanner; his clandestine bar mitzvah in the ghetto; the establishment of a Judenrat; food shortages and disease in the ghetto; smuggling and the Jewish police in the ghetto; deportations to Treblinka and the loss of his sister; forced labor in a weapons factory; Polish gentile attitudes towards Jews; his deportation to Auschwitz and transfer to a forced labor factory in Austria; his flogging and solitary confinement by camp guards; his transfer to Dachau; his liberation and finding his brother; learning of the murder of his father; his study as a civil engineer; his fighting in the Korean War; and his 1989 witness testimony at the trial of Jacob Holtz
Date 1992 April 05  (interview)
RG Number RG-50.029*0021
Accession Number 1992.A.0129.21
Extent 1 videocassette : VHS.
Language English
Provenance The interview with Irving Horn 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.
Classification video recording
Corporate Name Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
Treblinka (Concentration camp)
Dachau (Concentration camp)
Geographic Name United States--Emigration and immigration--History--20th century.
Personal Name Horn, Irving, 1927-
Topical Term War criminals--Germany.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Personal narratives.
Jewish children in the Holocaust.
Holocaust survivors--United States.
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
Record Type Oral History
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Link to Collection Oral history interviews of the Larry Papier collection
Transcript/Notes Transcript of Oral history interview with Irving Horn [RG-50.029.0021_trs_en.pdf]
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