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Oral history interview with Abraham Szyller

Oral History | Accession Number: 2012.17.16 | RG Number: RG-50.689.0016

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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.

Interviewee
Abraham Szyller
Date
2011 May 12  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
digital files : MPEG-2.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Naval Oceanographic Office and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration at Stennis Space Center
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:44:21
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