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Oral history interview with Sholom Rosenheck

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.93 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0529

Sholom Rosenheck, born in Mukachevo, Czechoslovakia (now Ukraine), describes his pre-war life in Czechoslovakia; the Ukrainian, Hungarian, and German occupation of Czechoslovakia; his family’s move to Kwassie near the Carpathian Mountains; his experiences with antisemitism in school; his father’s lumber business; his father’s time in forced labor; experiencing German persecution and running away from the shots of soldiers; his time in the Malteszalka ghetto during the winter of 1944; his transfer to Auschwitz-Birkenau; his time in Auschwitz; the medical experiments conducted by Dr. Mengele; his transfer to Trzebinia where he worked in an oil refinery; his experiences on a death march towards Gliwice; his transfer to Sachsenhausen and then Bergen-Belsen; his labor in Augsburg working on airplanes; his march to Dachau; his survival and liberation by American soldiers; his trip to Israel after the war; his immigration to the United States in 1950; his marriage; and why he gave his testimony.

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Mr. Sholom Rosenheck
Miss Julie Oswald
interview:  2009 May 20
1 digital file : WAV.
Record last modified: 2020-09-15 09:25:24
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