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Oral history interview with Leon Schwartz

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.133 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0133

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Leon Schwartz, born in 1923 in Cieszanov (Cieszanów), Poland, discusses his early family life; the Jewish community in Cieszanów; the Germans’ arrival; traveling from town to town to escape the Germans; working in Gogolin, Poland, building the highway between Berlin and Moscow; being taken to Markstaedt-Funfteichen labor camp; conditions in the camp; being sent to Flossenburg; being sent to Regensburg, where he worked on the railway; being liberated by the Americans; traveling within Germany; going aboard the ship the "Haportzim" to Palestine in January 1948; his reunion with his sister; and relaying his Holocaust experiences to his descendants.

Interviewee
Leon Schwartz
Date
1993 August 11  (interview)
Language
Hebrew
Extent
2 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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