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Oral history interview with Chanan Bachrich

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

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    Oral history interview with Chanan Bachrich


    Interview Summary
    Chanan Bachrich (born in Ústí nad Labem, 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.
    Chanan Bachrich
    interview:  1994 April 21
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

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

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Bachrich, Chanan, 1924-

    Administrative Notes

    Nathan Beyrak conducted the interview with Chanan Bachrich in Israel on April 21, 1994. The United States 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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