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Oral history interview with Naftal Sieff

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2006.70.128 | RG Number: RG-50.583.0128

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    Oral history interview with Naftal Sieff


    Interview Summary
    Naftal Sieff, born October 24, 1924 in Schwekschna, Lithuania, describes growing up in Lithuania before the war and his family; experiencing the beginning of the war; the start of German occupation in 1941; moving near the East Prussian border on orders by the German army; experiencing German brutality; being transported to Auschwitz II-Birkenau; being transferred to the Warsaw ghetto after the ghetto uprising and liquidation in 1943 as a laborer to dismantle and flatten the ghetto; rumors of the Russian army’s approach; being forced on a death march to Dachau where he worked building underground hangars at Mulhdorf; being liberated by American troops; living in a private house that was part of a displaced persons camp for three years; and immigrating to Australia in 1950.
    Naftal Sieff
    Herta Imhof
    interview:  1990 May 01
    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
    Sieff, Naftal, 1924-

    Administrative Notes

    The Australian Institute of Holocaust Studies conducted the interview with Naftal Sieff 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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