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Oral history interview with Zalman Hochman

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

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    Oral history interview with Zalman Hochman


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Zalman Hochman
    interview:  1994 February 24
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

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

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Topical Term
    Child guerrillas. City children--Poland--Warsaw. Guerrillas. Hanging--Poland--Warsaw. Holocaust survivors--Israel. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Personal narratives. Jewish children in the Holocaust. Jewish ghettos--Poland--Warsaw. Jews--Legal status, laws, etc.--Poland. Jews--Poland--Warsaw. Street children--Poland--Warsaw. Street youth--Poland--Warsaw. Urban youth--Poland--Warsaw. World War, 1939-1945--Children--Poland--Warsaw. World War, 1939-1945--Concentration camps--Cyprus. World War, 1939-1945--Concentration camps--Liberation. World War, 1939-1945--Concentration camps--Liberation. World War, 1939-1945--Deportations from Poland. World War, 1939-1945--Jewish resistance--Poland--Warsaw. World War, 1939-1945--Participation, Jewish. World War, 1939-1945--Participation, Juvenile. World War, 1939-1945--Underground movements--Poland--Warsaw. Men--Personal narratives.
    Personal Name
    Hochman, Zalman, 1929-
    Corporate Name
    Stalag 344

    Administrative Notes

    Nathan Beyrak conducted the interview with Zalman Hochman in Israel on February 24, 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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