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Oral history interview with Israel Gutmann

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.56 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0056

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Israel Gutman, born in Warsaw, Poland, in 1923, describes joining the Hashomer Hatzair youth movement; life in the ghetto, underground activities, and the Warsaw Ghetto uprising; his transport to Majdanek and subsequent transport to Auschwitz I; the underground activities in Auschwitz; being evacuated in January 1945 from Auschwitz and his arrival in Mauthausen; being in quarantine; daily life in the camp; being liberated on May 5, 1945, and hospitalized in Linz, Austria; going to Italy with the Jewish Brigade to help out those wanting to immigrate to Palestine; his immigration to Palestine and joining a kibbutz; his thoughts on what it means to be Jewish; and the meaning of heroism during the Holocaust.

Interviewee
Israel Gutman
Date
1991 November 21  (interview)
Language
Hebrew
Extent
13 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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