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Oral history interview with Peter Engelman

Oral History | Accession Number: 2006.70.14 | RG Number: RG-50.583.0014

Peter Henry Engelman, born May 15, 1924 in Prague, Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic), discusses his childhood; Nazism and antisemitism in Prague before the war; being in the Prague ghetto for two and a half years; being transported to Theresienstadt; the ghetto and Jewish leaders; jobs and living conditions in the ghetto; ghetto administration and law enforcement; being moved to a labor camp during the summer of 1944; being transferred to Auschwitz; the conditions at and the administrative structure of Auschwitz; Mengele and medical experiments in the camp; the camp guards; communication in the camp; escape and resistance; interpersonal relationships in the camp; being selected to work in a factory in an “Außenlager” associated with Buchenwald in Taucha, Germany; escaping and being transported to the main camp in Buchenwald; being transferred to Mauthausen; his failed escape attempt; successfully escaping from the camp; the conditions in Buchenwald; life after the war; and immigrating to Australia in 1949.

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Engelman, Peter
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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.
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