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Oral history interview with Sol Mackler

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2009.323 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0178

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    Oral history interview with Sol Mackler


    Interview Summary
    Sol Mackler, born on January 15,1921 in Poland, discusses his childhood in a small village; visiting relatives in nearby Radom; being forced to live in a ghetto in 1939 with sixteen people in one house; wearing a yellow star; in late 1941 walking seven miles to Pionki labor camp, being given a striped uniform and the number 1058; working in a munitions factory, then laying railway tracks in a tunnel; escaping with four other prisoners to the forest and joining Polish Jewish partisans; being captured by Germans and being sent by train to Sachsenhausen; seeing his sister and her baby there; smuggling his one year old nephew into Pionki to the child’s father, a tailor who made Nazi uniforms; waiting for Russians at liberation; going back to his village and being severely beaten; living in Bad Nauheim displaced persons camp in Germany; working on the black market selling diamonds from Belgium; arriving in the United States in December 1949 after being sponsored by two Jewish Californian wine makers; moving to New York to work and getting married in 1956; working for his brother-in-law; and finding out his parents were executed in Treblinka.
    Mr. Sol Mackler
    Gail Schwartz
    interview:  2009 December 28

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    1 digital file : WAV.

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    Mackler, Sol, 1921-

    Administrative Notes

    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch conducted the interview with Sol Mackler on December 28, 2009. The interview was received by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives Branch in January 2010.
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