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Oral history interview with Alfred Naar

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.110 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0110

Alfred Naar, born in 1919, in Saloniki (Thessalonike), Greece, describes his family; battling antisemitism; life in the Jewish community; joining the army in 1940 and participating in the war between Greece and Italy; being sent to front near Bulgaria when the war with Germany started; "Black Saturday" in Greece when the Germans collected Jews and imposed special rules; how his family was taken to the ghetto and were transported to Birkenau; his arrival in Birkenau in February 1943; going through the selection process and conditions in the camp; his memories of Kapo Zeppel; meeting Mengele; the sonderkommando; marching to Auschwitz and the subsequent train ride to Warsaw, where he worked in the ruins of the ghetto; the march from Warsaw to Kutno and from there by train to Dachau; being sent to Muhldorf to a work camp; the American bombardments of Munich and the Muhldorf works; being put on a transport train to Poking; being liberated by the Americans; the killing of Germans by the camp inmates; being smuggled by the Jewish Brigade to Italy and from there on the boat Arlozorov to Palestine; being brought to Cyprus by the British; and arriving in Palestine in March 1948.

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Naar, Alfred
interview:  1992 March 24
5 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 19:52:40
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