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Oral history interview with Peretz Hochman

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

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    Oral history interview with Peretz Hochman


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Peretz Hochman
    interview:  1993 July 29
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

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

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Hochman, Peretz, 1927-

    Administrative Notes

    Nathan Beyrak conducted the interview with Peretz Hochman in Israel on July 29, 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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