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Oral history interview with Walter Reichmann

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.125 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0125

Walter Reichmann, born in Vienna, Austria in 1918, describes his family moving to Britchova, Romania (Briceva, Moldova); attending public school and a trade school; belonging to Hashomer Hatzair and Maccabi; the expulsion of Jews to Slovakia in 1938; working in a Balia shoe factory (possibly Bata); moving to Pechov; the anti-Jewish laws in 1939; camp Patrouka; being caught in 1939, jailed, and enlisting in the Slovakian Army; being sent to Camp Zohor to build a canal; being taken to Zilina, Czechoslovakia (Slovakia) at the end of 1942; being sent to Auschwitz, Buna, and Birkenau; working in the Canada barrack; the revolt and burning of Crematorium III; kapos; the Red Cross visit in 1943; the clinic in Auschwitz; surviving a death march from Auschwitz, and escaping from a march back to Slovakia; joining a Russian partisan group in the mountains and being sent on a mission to Bratislava, Czechoslovakia (Slovakia); working until being liberated by the Russian Army; digging anti-tank ditches; immigrating to Israel in 1949 with his family and the adjustment; and revisiting camps later in life.

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Reichmann, Walter
interview:  1991 September 03
7 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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