Oral history interview with Abraham Szyller
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- Abraham Szyller
2011 May 12
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration at Stennis Space Center
Abraham (Av) Szyller discusses his experience escaping along with his younger brother from German-occupied France as a Jewish teenager in 1943; traveling to Spain, Portugal, and finally to the United States; the death of his father and several of his extended family members in Auschwitz; the cooperation of the French Police with the Germans; sleeping in the woods and in farmhouses during his flight from France; encountering a German soldier who allowed him escape; crossing the Pyrenees mountains into Spain during a snowstorm; being granted a six month visa to stay in Spain; taking a ship from Portugal to the United States; becoming an American soldier; returning to Europe with the United States Army a few years later as a soldier during the Allied Occupation; attending the Nuremberg trials; and his decision to speak publicly about the Holocaust.
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