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Oral history interview with Martin Becker

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

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.

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Martin Becker
interview:  1989 December 06
1 sound cassette (90 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:25:29
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