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Oral history interview with Shalom Hertzberg

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.64 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0064

Shalom Hertzberg, born 1915 in Bedzin, Poland, discusses his prosperous Zionist family; his daily Talmud studies; being an active member of the Zionist youth movement, Noar Zioni; being recruited to the Polish Army in 1938; being imprisoned by Germans in Krakow, Poland; being helped by non-Jews to get a German identity and to escape; the first Aktion on August 12, 1942; being sent to the Blechhammer camp; the death march of January 1945; liberation April 27, 1945; aiding American intelligence to get information from SS prisoners; returning to a normal life; establishing a Massuah in Israel; and early attitudes about the Holocaust in Israel.

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Hertzberg, Shalom
interview:  1993 May 30
4 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Record last modified: 2022-06-24 20:18:57
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