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Oral history interview with Herman Strykowski

Oral History | Accession Number: 2006.70.181 | RG Number: RG-50.583.0181

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Herman Strykowski, born March 28, 1923 in Krosniewice, Poland, describes growing up in Poland before the war; the antisemitism that was prevalent in his town before the war; experiencing the beginning of the war and German occupation; moving into the ghetto; performing work in a labor camp; being transported to Auschwitz; being transferred to the Eintrachthuette labor camp, where he worked in an ammunition factory; being taken to Gusen concentration camp in Austria in advance of the Russian Army’s approach at the end of the war; being liberated by the United States Army; traveling to Italy and finding his uncle in Constanz, Germany post-war; and immigrating to Australia in 1950.

Interviewee
Herman Strykowski
Interviewer
Pierre Lang
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 11:07:24
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