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Oral history interview with Walter Ziegler

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2006.70.191 | RG Number: RG-50.583.0191

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    Oral history interview with Walter Ziegler


    Interview Summary
    Walter Ziegler (né Wof Cygler), born November 27, 1927 in Olkusz, Poland, describes growing up in Poland before the war; experiencing the beginning of the war and German occupation; working at a German police station as a shoe cleaner; being transported to Blechhammer forced labor camp; being transferred out of Blechhammer after a dysentery outbreak to a transit camp called Branden; being sent to Zwittau labor camp (possibly Brünnlitz); being transferred to Faulbruck, Peterswaldau, and then Langenbielau; liberation; living in Poland, Germany, and Switzerland after the end of the war; and immigrating to Australia in 1950.
    Walter Ziegler
    Pierre Lang
    interview:  1990 May 11
    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.

    Rights & Restrictions

    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
    Ziegler, Walter, 1927-

    Administrative Notes

    The Australian Institute of Holocaust Studies conducted the interview with Walter Ziegler 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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