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Oral history interview with Moshe Meler

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

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

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.

Interviewee
Moshe Meler
Date
1992 June 18  (interview)
Language
Hebrew
Extent
17 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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