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Oral history interview with Leon Schwartz

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

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    Oral history interview with Leon Schwartz


    Interview Summary
    Leon Schwartz, born in 1923 in Chrzanów, Poland, discusses his early family life; the Jewish community in Chrzanów; 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 Flossenbürg; 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.
    Leon Schwartz
    interview:  1993 August 11
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

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

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Schwartz, Leon, 1923-

    Administrative Notes

    Nathan Beyrak conducted the interview with Leon Schwartz in Israel on August 11, 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.
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