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Oral history interview with Yaakov Wasserman

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.166 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0166

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Yaakov Wasserman, born in Kraków, Poland, in 1926, discusses his family life; outbreak of war in Kraków, Poland, when he was 13 years old; working in sugar fields in Prokocice, Poland; being transported to Swoszowice, Poland; being taken in cattle cars to a camp in Prokocim, Poland; life in the Kraków ghetto; working in Plaszów; being taken by truck to Schindler’s camp and then to another camp, where he worked in an airplane factory; the barracks, Kapos, and Jewish police; details about Schindler; being separated from his father and taken to Mauthausen; a march to Gusen I and Gusen II; returning to Mauthausen; arriving in camp Gunskirchen; being liberated by Americans; life in an American displaced persons camp; revenge actions; and travel through Italy to Palestine.

Interviewee
Yaakov Wasserman
Date
1991 November 06  (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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