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Oral history interview with Dan Arad

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

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.

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Interviewee
Dan Arad
Date
interview:  1994 June 02
Language
Hebrew
Extent
3 videocassettes (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
 
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