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Oral history interview with David Benedikt

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

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    Oral history interview with David Benedikt


    Interview Summary
    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.
    David Benedikt
    interview:  1989 December 02
    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.

    Physical Details

    1 sound cassette.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Permission must be obtained from the University of Sydney, Archive of Australian Judaica for any type of use other than research.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Benedikt, David, 1920-

    Administrative Notes

    The Australian Institute of Holocaust Studies conducted the interview with David Benedikt for the Twelfth Hour Project. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received a copy of the interview in April 2006 from the State Library of New South Wales where the collection is housed.
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