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Oral history interview with Leon Blatt

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.19 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0019

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Leon Blatt, born in 1919 in Katowice, Poland, discuses his family; moving to Będzin, Poland at the start of the war then Sosnowiec, Poland; his involvement in the Judenrat; performing forced labor in German factories; organizing an underground movement; creating false papers and helping to smuggle people to Slovakia and Hungary; the liquation of the ghetto in November 1943; living under the false identity Roma Nowakowski; moving to Budapest, Hungary in 1943; joining a Zionist group; being captured at the Romanian border and being sent to Auschwitz; liberation by the Soviets; becoming head of the Jewish community in Sosnowiec; staying in Poland until 1949; living in Germany for 25 years; and his immigration to Israel.

Interviewee
Leon Blatt
Interviewer
Nathan Beyrak
Date
1991 December 26  (interview)
Language
Hebrew
Extent
10 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-07-11 15:48:32
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