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Oral history interview with Richard Roberts

Oral History | Accession Number: 2006.70.8 | RG Number: RG-50.583.0008

Richard Roberts, born March 31, 1913 in Vienna, Austria, discusses his family background, his friends, and antisemitism; having anecdotal knowledge of what was happening in Germany as late as 1937; misconceptions about Hitler’s plans; being in the second wave of people to be sent to a concentration camp on May 31, 1938; being sent to Dachau as part of the first major transport from his district of Mallnitz; the conditions in Dachau; being forced to kneel during the crowded train ride; being treated in the camp hospital for six weeks; pretending to work; the guards’ pastime of shooting prisoners; volunteering for food supply duty; bribing the Kapos; being sent to Buchenwald in September 1938; and his release in January 1939.

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Roberts, Richard
interview:  1989 December 23
1 sound cassette.
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Forms part of the Claims Conference International Holocaust Documentation Archive at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. This archive consists of documentation whose reproduction and/or acquisition was made possible with funding from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 20:11:15
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