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Oral history interview with Kalman Eisenberg

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0159.10 | RG Number: RG-50.472.0010

Kalman Eisenberg, a Jewish displaced person in France, discusses his life with his family in Starachowice, Poland, before the World War II; torture and beatings suffered at the hands of the Germans during the occupation; his time in the Starachowice ghetto and the eventual round up and deportation of Jews from Starachowice; his time in a concentration camp near Starachowice and his participation in forced labor in an ammunition factory; his encounters with Jewish elders and leaders in the camp; his failed attempt to escape from the concentration camp; his time in Auschwitz concentration camp and his witness to the murder of Roma there; his time in Gleiwitz and Flossenbürg concentration camps; his survival of a death march through Germany; his encounter with a Jewish American soldier during liberation by Allied troops; his retraining work with leather goods; and his plans for a new life in the United States. At the end of the interview, Eisenberg sings a song that he learned while in a concentration camp.

Interviewee
Kalman Eisenberg
Interviewer
David P. Boder
Date
1946 July 31-1946 August 01  (interview)
Language
Yiddish
English
Extent
2 sound cassettes (60 min.).
Credit Line
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, acquired from the Library of Congress
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:42:08
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