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Oral history interview with Walter Reichmann

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

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    Oral history interview with Walter Reichmann


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Walter Reichmann
    interview:  1991 September 03
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

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

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    Personal Name
    Reichmann, Walter, 1918-

    Administrative Notes

    Nathan Beyrak conducted the interview with Walter Reichmann in Israel on September 3, 1991, 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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