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Oral history interview with Yaakov Freimark

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

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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 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 Lodz; 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
1993 June 07  (interview)
15 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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