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Oral history interview with Jerry Rind

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2006.70.33 | RG Number: RG-50.583.0033

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    Oral history interview with Jerry Rind


    Interview Summary
    Jerry (Jaroslav) Rind, born March 12, 1924 in Sudoměřice, Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic), discusses finding out that he was Jewish at the age of ten; his parents’ background; the Munich Conference and start of the occupation; realizing that to be a Jew is to be alone, evidenced by treatment by neighbors; being transported to Theresienstadt in 1942; being put in the Ustecké Kasarny barracks; working in the crematoria; being transferred to Birkenau; the humiliation endured in the camp; his work in Gleiwitz; seeing US bombers; thinking that he would have welcomed them bombing Auschwitz; getting pneumonia and being put in the hospital; being told by patients about plans to evacuate the camp; how he was thrown on a truck to get shot but the guards suddenly left to avoid the Russians; the arrival of Russian forces; arriving in Krakow, Poland; later going to Prague, Czech Republic and finding his sister; returning to Sudoměřice; and moving to Australia.
    Jerry Rind
    interview:  1990 December 08
    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.

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    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
    Rind, Jerry, 1924-

    Administrative Notes

    The Australian Institute of Holocaust Studies conducted the interview with Jerry Rind on December 8, 1990 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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