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Oral history interview with Willi Groag

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.52 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0052

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    Oral history interview with Willi Groag


    Interview Summary
    Willi Groag, born on August 7, 1914, in Olmvetz, Moravia, describes how after Germany invaded Czechoslovakia he tried to leave but was unable to do so; teaching school from 1939 to 1940; going to Hachshara for agricultural training; leaving the farm in January 1942 and anticipating the transport of all Jews from Olmvetz; Willi describes his transport to Terezin, life in the ghetto, his work in the children's house, and transports from Terezin; art in the ghetto and the artists Karl Fleischmann, Peter Kien, Leo Haas, and Ferdinand Bloch; and the Red Cross visits and beautification of the ghetto for those visits.
    Willi Groag
    interview:  1993 June 17
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

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

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    Administrative Notes

    Nathan Beyrak conducted the interview with Willi Groag in Israel on June 17, 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 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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