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Oral history interview with Yitzhak Phillip

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

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    Oral history interview with Yitzhak Phillip


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Yitzhak Phillip
    interview:  1993 May 23
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

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

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Phillip, Yitzhak, 1906-

    Administrative Notes

    Nathan Beyrak conducted the interview with Yitzhak Phillip in Israel on May 23, 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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