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Oral history interview with Uziel Lichtenberg

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.90 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0090

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    Oral history interview with Uziel Lichtenberg


    Interview Summary
    Uziel Lichtenberg, born February 1916, discusses his Jewish family’s history in Poland; his family moving to Łódź, Poland in 1929; joining the Polish Army 1938; fighting against Nazis; being taken prisoner and sent to Stalag 2-A; arriving in the Łódź ghetto; escaping to Warsaw March 1940; going to the Kibbutz Grokhuv near Warsaw on the Vistula River; working with the youth Zionist group; leaving the ghetto and going to Slovakia near Poprad; being assigned to visit Slovakia and to organize the youth over the age of 18 for the Maccabi organization; fleeing to Hungary; receiving papers as a Christian Pole to live in Budapest; what happened to his parents in Łódź; being arrested in 1942 and taken to the Hodik military fortress in Buda as a suspect of espionage; being sent to other prisons in Hungary; being released from prison and being part of the Zionist underground in Hungary; and his journey through Constantinople to Israel.
    Uziel Lichtenberg
    interview:  1990 December 11
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

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

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    Keywords & Subjects

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    Collective farms--Poland--Łódź. Collective farms--Poland--Warsaw. Escapes. Holocaust survivors--Israel--Interviews. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Personal narratives. Identification cards--Forgeries--Hungary. Jewish ghettos--Hungary--Budapest. Jewish ghettos--Poland--Łódź. Jewish ghettos--Poland--Warsaw. Jewish youth--Europe--Societies and clubs--Congresses. Jews--Poland--Łódź. Jews--Slovakia. Passing (Identity)--Hungary. Political prisoners. Prisoner-of-war camps--Germany. Prisoners of war--Poland. Prisons--Hungary--Buda. World War, 1939-1945--Concentration camps--Hungary. World War, 1939-1945--Jewish resistance. World War, 1939-1945--Jews--Rescue. World War, 1939-1945--Participation, Jewish. World War, 1939-1945--Underground movements--Hungary. Zionists. Men--Personal narratives. Zionists -- Associations, institutions, etc.

    Administrative Notes

    Nathan Beyrak conducted the interview with Uziel Lichtenberg in Israel on December 11,1990, 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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