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Oral history interview with Shaul Sadan

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.131 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0131

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Shaul Sadan (né Charles Blaser), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands in 1925, discusses moving to Middelburg, Netherlands in the Zeeland area; his non-observant Jewish family; the respect and lack of antisemitism in the area; the Germans entering May 1940 and destroying Middelburg while taking Jewish property and goods; the family moving to Amsterdam and seeing the Jewish world for the first time; being sent to Westerburg and eventually being sent to Birkenau; volunteering for outside work in Warsaw, Poland and seeing some Nazi medicine being performed; being deported to Dachau then to Kaufering camp III, where he was wounded transferring huge concrete bags; becoming a translator for American units at liberation; returning to the Netherlands to find his father in Amsterdam and his sister elsewhere; the death of his two other sisters and a brother; and his thoughts about the ability to share Holocaust experiences and painful memories of concentration camps.

Interviewee
Shaul Sadan
Date
1993 May 16  (interview)
Language
Hebrew
Extent
6 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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