Advanced Search

Learn About The Holocaust

Special Collections

My Saved Research




Skip to main content

Oral history interview with Shaul Sadan

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

Search this record's additional resources, such as finding aids, documents, or transcripts.

No results match this search term.
Check spelling and try again.

results are loading

0 results found for “keyward

    Oral history interview with Shaul Sadan


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Shaul Sadan
    interview:  1993 May 16
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

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

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Sadan, Shaul, 1925-

    Administrative Notes

    Nathan Beyrak conducted the interview with Shaul Sadan in Israel on May 16, 1993, 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.
    Record last modified:
    2023-11-16 08:15:07
    This page:

    Additional Resources

    Download & Licensing

    In-Person Research

    Contact Us