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Oral history interview with Menachem Ofen

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.114 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0114

Menachem Ofen, born in Debica near Krakow, Poland, discusses being a member of Hashomer Hadati; organizing an underground Yeshiva in his attic in the Tarnow ghetto; being involved in religious and spiritual resistance until the summer of 1942; how at the end of 1942 all Jews went into the ghetto in the poor section of town; being sent to Czechowice to work in an airplane factory; work conditions, life in the work camp, and his state of mind; being sent to Flossenbürg, Muhlhausen, Sachsenhausen, Braunschweig, and Bergen Belsen; the liberation of Bergen Belsen; his immigration to Israel; and his thoughts about survivor syndrome.

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Menachem Ofen
interview:  1992 May 04
10 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Record last modified: 2023-11-16 08:15:02
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