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Presentation by Sigmund Boraks and Martin Wasserman

Oral History | Accession Number: 2012.17.5 | RG Number: RG-50.689.0005

Sigmund Boraks, born July 18, 1925 in Wielun, Poland, discusses his experience during Germany’s invasion of Poland; his relocation to the Cracow ghetto; his time in the Czestochowa ghetto, from which his parents and sister were shipped off to the Treblinka death camp; his experience at Blizyn labor camp from 1942 to early 1942 when he was transferred to Auschwitz; being evacuated from Auschwitz as the Russian Army advanced; the forced march to Oraniensburg, Sachsenhausen, and Kaufering until his arrival at Dachau concentration camp; and his liberation by American forces.
Martin Wasserman, born June 25, 1925 in Warsaw, Poland, discusses his time from 1941 to 1942 in the Warsaw ghetto; working in a gun manufacturing company in Radom, Poland; arriving in Auschwitz and being selected to work in Vahinger, Germany (possibly Vaihingen, Germany); working in a cement factory producing bunkers; being transferred to Dachau, Germany; and being liberated by the United States Seventh Army on April 29, 1945.

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Boraks, Sigmund
interview:  1999 April 15
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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Naval Oceanographic Office and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration at Stennis Space Center
Record last modified: 2022-06-23 10:02:40
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