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Oral history interview with Naftal Sieff

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

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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.

Interviewee
Naftal Sieff
Interviewer
Herta Imhof
Date
1990 May 01  (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 11:03:08
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