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Oral history interview with Peretz Hochman

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.67 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0067

Peretz Hochman, born in Warsaw, Poland in 1927, describes life in Warsaw before the war; his family; attending Cheder and being in Jewish youth organizations; the beginning of the war; the ghetto, hunger, and smuggling of food; his thoughts and plans; leaving the ghetto and how he and a brother survived on the outside by singing in courtyards; the uprising and burning of the ghetto and his escape through the sewers; how in the winter of 1943 he and his brother joined a group of children selling cigarettes; their contact with partisans, who helped them and provided them with identification; joining the Polish rebel army; being taken as a prisoner of war and sent to camp Lamsdorf (Stalag VIII B Lamsdorf) and then Millberg, where they worked in an airplane factory; being liberated by and then joining the Russian Army; traveling to Krakow, Poland; going to Marseille, France and boarding a Turkish boat to Palestine; being caught by the British and transferred to Atlit and then to Kibbutz Shaar Hagolan in 1946; and his family and post-war life in Israel.

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Hochman, Peretz
interview:  1993 July 29
9 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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