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Oral history interview with Michael Reed

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2006.70.169 | RG Number: RG-50.583.0169

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    Oral history interview with Michael Reed


    Interview Summary
    Michael Reed (né Morzesz Riesenberg), born on May 8, 1922 in Gorlice, Poland, describes growing up in Poland before the war; leaving Gorlice after the start of the German occupation; walking to the Russian border; being picked up by the Gestapo; being transported by train to Lwów (L'viv, Ukraine), Kharkov, and Dnepropetrovsk; working in a labor camp for three years; traveling by train via Uchva Tchechova, Cotlas, Uzbekistan, and Jugurs; working on a cotton farm near the Aral Sea; reuniting with his brother after the war; living in Vienna, Austria for a short time; and moving to Australia in 1951.
    Michael Reed
    Pierre Lang
    interview:  1991 October 29
    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
    Reed, Michael, 1922-

    Administrative Notes

    The Australian Institute of Holocaust Studies conducted the interview with Michael Reed 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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