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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|
1992 April 05
1 videocassette : VHS.
|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.|
|Legal Status||Permanent Collection|
Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
Treblinka (Concentration camp)
Dachau (Concentration camp)
United States--Emigration and immigration--History--20th century.
Horn, Irving, 1927-
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|
|Link to Collection||
Oral history interviews of the Larry Papier collection
Transcript of Oral history interview with Irving Horn [RG-50.029.0021_trs_en.pdf]
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