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Oral history interview with Sigmund Werner

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

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    Oral history interview with Sigmund Werner


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Sigmund Werner
    Nora Huppert
    interview:  1990 March 13
    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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    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
    Werner, Sigmund, 1909-

    Administrative Notes

    The Australian Institute of Holocaust Studies conducted the interview with Sigmund Werner on March 13, 1990 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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