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Oral history interview with Jack Kappelmeister

Oral History | Accession Number: 2006.70.155 | RG Number: RG-50.583.0155

Jack Kapelmeister, born June 5, 1928 in Kielce, Poland, describes life in Poland before the war; the outbreak of war in 1939; the establishment of the ghetto in Kielce; his forced labor for the Germans during the war; being transferred to Radom and then to Auschwitz; the harsh conditions at Auschwitz; being transferred to Buchenwald where he was liberated; moving to Switzerland post-war; immigrating to Australia in 1950; building a life and family; grappling with the fact that he survived; and his Jewish identity.


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Interviewee
Jack Kappelmeister
Interviewer
Caroline Haski
Date
interview:  1989 August 17
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.
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:24:00
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