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Oral history interview with Tamar Berger

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.11 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0011

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    Oral history interview with Tamar Berger


    Interview Summary
    Tamar Berger (née Karla Wagenburg), born in 1923, discusses her childhood in Anhalt, Germany; her family; attending a Jewish boarding school; her school’s burning in November 1938; being involved in Zionist youth groups; staying at a Jewish orphanage; going to a labor camp near Furstenwalde, Germany and doing agriculture work; her deportation to Auschwitz in 1943; conditions in Auschwitz and Birkenau; joining the band; the importance of music; falling ill; being deported to Bergen-Belsen; being liberated by the British in April 1945; moving to Frankfurt, Germany; being sent to Belgium; immigrating illegally to Israel; and her life in Israel.
    Tamar Berger
    Nathan Beyrak
    interview:  1992 November
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

    6 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Berger, Tamar, 1923-

    Administrative Notes

    Nathan Beyrak conducted the interview with Tamar Berger in Israel in November 1992, for the Israel Documentation Project. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the tapes of the interview by transfer from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Dept. in February1995.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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