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Oral history interview with Chanan Bachrich

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.185 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0185

Chanan Bachrich (born in Austerlitz, Czechoslovakia (Slavkov u Brna, Czech Republic), on January 2, 1924) discusses his family moving to Prague, Czech Republic; receiving a Zionist education; being thrown out of school when the Nazis entered Czechoslovakia; the Jewish community making lists for transport in 1941; being sent to Terezin (Theresienstadt) along with his mother in 1942; engaging in hard labor, laying heavy cables; forging his worker’s ID and escaping with a friend; going to Krakow, Poland, and passing as German; being caught and sent to Auschwitz in the summer of 1942; leveling the Warsaw ghetto and building a camp inside the ghetto in July 1943; the four day march to Kutno, Poland; travel by cattle train to Dachau; marching to Allach; being liberated by Americans in Allach; returning to Prague; enlisting in the Czech Army; and being in training for Israeli air force and going to Israel with a shipment of airplanes in 1949.

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Bachrich, Chanan
interview:  1994 April 21
9 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Record last modified: 2022-06-24 20:19:10
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