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Oral history interview with Yaakov Wasserman

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

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    Oral history interview with Yaakov Wasserman


    Interview Summary
    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 Płaszów; 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.
    Yaakov Wasserman
    interview:  1991 November 06
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

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

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    Administrative Notes

    Nathan Beyrak conducted the interview with Yaakov Wasserman in Israel on November 6, 1991, 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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