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Oral history interview with Friedrich Hillman

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.65 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0065

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Friedrich Hillman, born in Vienna, Austria in 1919, discusses living in a mixed neighborhood with his parents and his sister; the Germans entering Austria 1938; trying to escape to Czechoslovaka; escaping to Luxembourg; going to Brussels, Belgium with his parents; being sent to a work camp near Perpignan, France in May 1940 and escaping; trying to join the Foreign Legion and cross into Spain; being sent to Drancy and then Auschwitz; going to Gogolin and the conditions there; being sent to Blechhammer; conditions in the camp, including the people, children, women, prostitutes, and black market; hangings in the camp and abuses by Kapos; the escape attempts; going on a three-week march to Gross Rosen; being transported to Buchenwald; the American bombardment of Blechhammer; going to Flossenbürg and Mauthausen; being liberated at Mauthausen; the communist underground at Buchenwald; going to a hospital in Switzerland (St Galien); being reunited with his mother and sister in Brussels; and immigrating to Israel in 1949.

Interviewee
Friedrich Hillman
Date
1991 July 02  (interview)
Language
Hebrew
Extent
5 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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