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Oral history interview with Leon Blatt

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

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    Oral history interview with Leon Blatt


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Leon Blatt
    Nathan Beyrak
    interview:  1991 December 26
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

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

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    Personal Name
    Blatt, Leon, 1919-

    Administrative Notes

    Nathan Beyrak conducted the interview with Leon Blatt in Israel on December 26, 1991, 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 February 1995.
    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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