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Oral history interview with Simcha Byalovitz

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.27 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0027
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Simcha Byalovitz, born in 1912, discusses his childhood and family in Izbica, Poland; the outbreak of the war; joining the Polish army as a medic; being taken to a work camp; returning as a medic to the hospital in Izbica during a typhoid epidemic; being deported to Sobibor in April 1943; working in Sobibor’s pharmacy; learning the fate of his family; escaping from Sobibor; surviving in a village near Izbica; being liberated by the Soviets; post-war antisemitism in Poland; moving to Berlin, Germany and then Heidenheim, Germany; immigrating to Israel; and his testimony in war crimes trials for Wagner and Frenzel.

Interviewee
Simcha Byalovitz
Interviewer
Nathan Beyrak
Date
1992 May 13  (interview)
Language
Hebrew
Extent
4 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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