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Oral history interview with Simon Srebnik

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.134 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0134

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Simon Srebnik (also spelled Shimeon Srebnick), born in 1930 in Lodz, Poland, describes the Germans entering Lodz, Poland in 1939 and moving the Jews to a ghetto; life in the ghetto; being caught and sent on a truck to Chelmno, where he was taken to the forest to build the crematorium; the brutal camp commanders; being among five prisoners who were told to lie down at which point he was shot and pretended to be dead; how a group of the craftsmen saw what was happening, took one of the guards prisoner, took his gun, and started shooting Germans; escaping from Chelmno and hiding in a peasant's house; being one of the two survivors of Chelmno and the psychological effect of his experience; and giving evidence at various war crime trials in Israel and Germany.

Interviewee
Shimeon Srabnick
Date
1991 June 07  (interview)
Language
Hebrew
Extent
5 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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