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Oral history interview with Dan Arad

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.183 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0183

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    Oral history interview with Dan Arad


    Interview Summary
    Dan Arad (né Theodore Hirschdorf), born in 1922 in Kraków, Poland, discusses his family life; moving to Przemysl, Poland, to avoid the war in August 1939; university in Lvov, Poland (L'viv, Ukraine) until 1942; moving back to the Kraków ghetto in 1942; his father working as a doctor in the hospital and being affiliated with the Judenrat; the two large deportations from the ghetto; working in a repair shop; being transported in September 1943 to Auschwitz; the selection process and being sent to Birkenau after six weeks; life in the camp; escaping from a death march January 19, 1945; returning to Przemysl, Poland; traveling to Bucharest, Romania; joining the Abba Kovner revenge group 1945; and immigrating to Israel.
    Dan Arad
    interview:  1994 June 02
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

    3 videocassettes (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    Restrictions on access. Interview is viewable onsite at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum only.
    Conditions on Use
    Restrictions on use. Interview cannot be used in publication without the consent of the interviewee or his/her heirs.

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    Administrative Notes

    Nathan Beyrak conducted the interview with Dan Arad in Israel on June 2, 1994. The U.S.Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the tapes of the interview on March 1, 1995, as an accretion to the original collection of Israel Documentation Project interviews received by transfer 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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