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Oral history interview with Yitzhak Phillip

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.173 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0173

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

Yitzhak Phillip, born in 1906 in Recklinghausen, Germany, discusses his family life; his father’s participation in WWI; his membership in the Maccabi organization; Kristallnacht in Recklinghausen; being sent to Buna in Auschwitz in 1941; working in the Buna tire factory; his friend, Walter Blum; the march from Buna to Gleiwitz; a six day train ride; a camp (possibly Neuengamme) in Germany and the British bombarding the brick factory there; finding a refugee organization and getting papers; traveling to Berlin, Germany, Kissel, Germany, and a Kibbutz in Buchenwald; being sent by the Jewish Brigade to bring groups of refugees from Dusseldorf to Antwerp, Belgium; the camp in Antwerp; being taken by truck to Marseille, France; being taken by boat to Palestine; and returning to Recklinghausen, Germany, for a visit in 1962.

Interviewee
Yitzhak Phillip
Date
1993 May 23  (interview)
Language
Hebrew
Extent
4 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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