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Oral history interview with Yaakov Freimark

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.42 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0042

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    Oral history interview with Yaakov Freimark


    Interview Summary
    Yaakov Freimark describes working in Auschwitz offloading people; the daily life in Auschwitz and the relationships between prisoners; the various personalities of the Kapos at the camp; resistance in the camp, including the bombing of a crematorium; his memories of various transports; the so-called "Gypsy" camp in Auschwitz and their extermination; being in a transport arriving in Berlin, Germany during a bombing; marching to Oranienburg, Germany; his experiences in Sachsenhausen; a death march to Buchenwald, then Weimar and Theresienstadt; being liberated; traveling to Łódź; working on a kibbutz and the criteria used to choose people to send to Palestine; smuggling a group of Jews out of Vilna (Vilnius, Lithuania); meeting his wife; his feelings after the war, including guilt and thoughts of revenge; and immigrating to Israel in 1949.
    Yaakov Freimark
    interview:  1993 June 07
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

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

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Freimark, Yaakov.

    Administrative Notes

    Nathan Beyrak conducted the interview with Yaakov Freimark in Israel on June 7, 1993, 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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