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Oral history interview with David Benedikt

Oral History | Accession Number: 2006.70.11 | RG Number: RG-50.583.0011

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Oskar David Benedikt, born July 11, 1920 in Brno, Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic), discusses his family background; being transported to Terezin; getting transported to Salaspils camp in Latvia; being transported along with the remaining prisoners to the Riga ghetto; how only half of the trucks delivered people to the ghetto; the liquidation of the Riga ghetto; being transported to the Kaiserwald concentration camp just outside of Riga; being transported to Stutthof when Kaiserwald was liquidated; his experience on a death march to Putzik (Puck), Poland in March 1945; seeing the guards flee the camp; losing consciousness for three or four days and waking up to see Russian tanks; getting married; moving to Czechoslovakia; traveling to Switzerland; moving to Australia, then to South Africa, and then back to Australia again; and his feelings on resistance and survival.

Interviewee
David Benedikt
Date
1989 December 02  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 sound cassette.
Credit Line
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.
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:42:34
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