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Oral history interview with Jack Klinger

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.75 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0075

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    Oral history interview with Jack Klinger


    Interview Summary
    Jack Klinger, born on September 22, 1920, in Poland, describes his family and their move to Trier, Germany when he was five; his father experiencing antisemitism and their subsequent move to Palma de Mallorca, Spain, in 1934; his family’s move to Paris, France when the Germans arrived in Spain in 1936; his unsuccessful attempt to leave Paris before the German occupation; being among 5000 Jews who were taken by train on May 14, 1941 to Pithiviers concentration camp; details about the camp; being transported in June 1942 to Auschwitz; the Polish underground in the camp, the Canada section, Kapos, and saving his brother multiple times; saving people by falsifying records; being selected to go to Birkenau in June 1942; the population of the camp, daily routine, and his work in the records office; being transferred in October 1944 to the Heinkel Werke airplane factory and from there to Kaufering camp near Dachau; his work; being taken in April 1945 to a camp of Russian POWs; he describes this camp, Buchenberg, and the prisoners' survival until liberation by the Americans; being reunited with his parents; being a witness in the trials of two kapos and of SS Hess; experiencing psychological problems and trying to adjust to normal life; and his later immigration to Israel.
    Jack Klinger
    interview:  1991 September 03
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

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

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    Administrative Notes

    Nathan Beyrak conducted the interview with Jack Klinger in Israel on September 3, 1991, 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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