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Oral history interview with Martin Becker

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1159 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1159

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Martin Becker, born in 1927 in Calsery, Germany, describes his family; moving with his family to Bialystok, Poland in order to facilitate their emigration to Shanghai, China; not being permitted to leave by the Soviet authorities; living in the Bialystok ghetto for two years; his parents being deported to Treblinka, where they were killed; being sent with his brother to Auschwitz to work in the children's camp; remaining in Auschwitz until 1944 when they were transported to Dachau because of the approach of the Russian Army; being liberated in April 1945 by the American Army; being taken with his brother to Landsberg, Bavaria by the American authorities and living in a displaced persons camp until 1947; immigrating to the United States while his brother went to Israel; going to New York, NY and then to San Francisco, CA, where he has remained since 1948; being drafted in 1948 and serving in the army in the South Pacific for three years; becoming a citizen, marring, having a daughter, and later divorcing; and the death of his brother in 1967 during the Israeli war.

Interviewee
Martin Becker
Date
1989 December 06  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 sound cassette (90 min.).
Credit Line
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, acquired from Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:31:00
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