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Oral history interview with Sigmund Werner

Oral History | Accession Number: 2006.70.186 | RG Number: RG-50.583.0186

Sigmund Werner (né Kott), born November 16, 1909 in Warsaw, Poland, describes growing up in Poland before the war and moving to Warsaw upon marrying; witnessing the beginning of the war and the German invasion and subsequently losing his job; leaving Warsaw and moving to Zamosc, Poland; performing office work for the German air force as a forced laborer; losing his wife and child; leaving Zamosc and being transported to Majdanek concentration camp; working on the black market buying and selling cigarettes; being transferred from Majdanek to Skarzysko to work in an ammunitions factory; experiencing the Russian offensive and being sent to Czestochowa; being liberated; traveling to Austria, Germany, and France after the end of the war; and immigrating to Australia in 1947.


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Interviewee
Sigmund Werner
Interviewer
Nora Huppert
Date
interview:  1990 March 13
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 09:24:04
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