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Oral history interview with Sam Seltzer

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1315 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1315

Sam Seltzer discusses his childhood in Sosnowiec, Poland; his experiences during the German invasion in 1939; the changes he experienced during the German occupation; his confinement to the ghetto with his family; his experiences as a smuggler of food; his understanding of the consequences if he was caught; his deportation to a labor camp in March 1943; his transfer to Auschwitz eight months later; the conditions in the camp, the food, and the work he performed; his work in Warsaw cleaning up after the Ghetto Uprising and the destruction he witnessed there; and some of his friendships and the help he gave and received.


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Interviewee
Sam Seltzer
Date
interview:  1983 April 12
Language
English
Extent
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: 2020-07-08 14:55:25
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