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Oral history interview with Walter Taus

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0310.101 | RG Number: RG-50.486.0101

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Walter Taus, born in 1922 in Uhersky Brod, Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic), describes his childhood and work; the deportation of his family in 1940 to Theresienstadt concentration camp; their transfer to Auschwitz concentration camp, where his family was murdered; his forced labor at Auschwitz; being transfered to Warsaw, Poland in 1944, where he performed forced labor; his transfer to Dachau concentration camp; surviving a massacre; escaping and hiding until the arrival of American forces; returning home in 1945 with his future wife; and relocating to Munich, Germany after the supression of the Prague Spring.

Interviewee
Walter Taus
Interviewer
Boris Neusius
Wendy Lower Ph.D.
Date
2012 December 20  (interview)
Language
German
Extent
1 digital files : MPEG-2.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:59:48
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