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Oral history interview with Zvi Azaria

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.5 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0005

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Zvi Azaria (b. Herman Helfgott), born in 1913, discusses his family and childhood in Beodra, Yugoslavia (present day Novo Miloševo, Serbia); antisemitism in his school; finishing university in 1940 in Vienna, Austria and becoming a rabbi; the Jewish community in Vilikibershki, where he lived; joining the army in Macedonia for six months; bombings in 1940; being taken by train to a camp near Nuremburg, Germany; organizing religious life and cycles in the camp; being transported to other camps, including Langwasser; escaping and marching to Pommern, Germany (Pomerania, Poland and Germany) in 1945; liberation by the British; going to Bergen-Belsen in order to help; providing spiritual guidance to the living; arranging burials; working as part of a rescue operation; and the fate of his family.

Interviewee
Zvi Azaria
Interviewer
Nathan Beyrak
Date
1993 February 03  (interview)
Language
Hebrew
Extent
2 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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