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Oral history interview with Zygmund Shipper

Oral History | Accession Number: 2008.63 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0526

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Zygmund Shipper, born on January 18, 1930 in Lódz, Poland, describes his childhood in an Orthodox household; his parents’ divorce and living with his grandparents; the changes in his life after the Nazi invasion of Poland; moving into the ghetto with his aunt and grandparents and seeing his grandfather die there; finding a job in a ghetto metal factory; the liquidation of the Lódz ghetto in 1944 and his deportation to Auschwitz; his transport to Stutthof to work in a stone quarry; his transport to Neustadt and trying to escape; his liberation by British troops in May 1945; receiving help from the American Joint Distribution Committee and the Red Cross while staying in a displaced persons camp; finding out the fate of his family; immigrating to England in December 1946; getting married to another Jewish refugee and opening a delicatessen shop; and making a life for himself after the war.

Interviewee
Zygmund Shipper
Interviewer
Neenah Ellis
Date
2008 May 27  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
6 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
Interview funded by a grant from the Lerner Family Foundation.
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