Advanced Search

Learn About The Holocaust

Special Collections

My Saved Research




Skip to main content

Oral history interview with Zygmund Shipper

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

Zygmund Shipper, born on January 18, 1930 in Łódź, 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 Łódź 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.

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.
Zygmund Shipper
Neenah Ellis
interview:  2008 May 27
Oral histories.
6 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
Interview funded by a grant from the Lerner Family Foundation.
Record last modified: 2023-08-25 13:00:28
This page: