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Oral history interview with Moshe Meler

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.104 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0104

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    Oral history interview with Moshe Meler


    Interview Summary
    Moshe Meler, born in Warsaw, Poland in 1922, describes his family and being raised Orthodox; being aware of the deportation of Polish Jews from Germany in 1933; the start of the war; the establishment and functioning of the Warsaw Ghetto and its gradual extermination; working in road construction; conditions in the ghetto; being transferred to work in a nearby Opel factory, from which he was able to make periodic visits to the Ghetto; eventually being sent to Majdanek concentration camp and life there; working in a Hasag ammunition plant and being transferred to other labor camps including Skarzysko; being moved to Radom, Poland, into a prison only for a night; being sent to a place near the Felitzia River, where they had to dig trenches against tanks; being moved again to a transition camp, Sedziszow; being in Sedziszow for several months before being moved to Myslowice, where the Hasag factory was located; being moved again to Buchenwald and to Schlesien, and ultimately to the Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia; being liberated by Americans; his immigration to Israel; and his post-war work life.
    Moshe Meler
    interview:  1992 June 18
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

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

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Meler, Moshe, 1922-

    Administrative Notes

    Nathan Beyrak conducted the interview with Moshe Meler in Israel on June 18, 1992, for the Israel Documentation Project.
    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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