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Oral history interview with Zalman Hochman

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.191 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0191

Zalman Hochman, born in 1929 in Warsaw, Poland, discusses his family life; the outbreak of war in 1939; anti-Jewish legislation; establishment of the Warsaw ghetto; the first Aktion in 1942 and his mother being deported; joining the group, the "cigarette kids" and becoming a cigarette trader from 1943 to 1944; joining the Polish underground and participating in the Warsaw ghetto revolt in 1943; how he and so many others were led to Umschlagplatz, where they were beaten; escaping from a transport train; details about his group; joining the Polish underground with his brother and their assorted sabotage activities; surrendering and being taken by train to Lamsdorf; working in an aircraft plant near Dresden, Germany; the arrival of the Russian Army and being liberated on May 5, 1945; returning to Warsaw, Poland; traveling to Kraków, Poland; immigrating to Palestine; his internment on Cyprus; and feelings about his Holocaust experiences.

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Hochman, Zalman
interview:  1994 February 24
3 videocassettes (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Record last modified: 2022-06-24 20:19:10
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