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Oral history interview with Alfred Naar

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

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    Oral history interview with Alfred Naar


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Alfred Naar
    interview:  1992 March 24
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

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

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    Personal Name
    Naar, Alfred, 1919-

    Administrative Notes

    Nathan Beyrak conducted the interview with Alfred Naar in Israel on March 24, 1992, 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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