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Oral history interview with Avraham Kapitza

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.192 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0192

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    Oral history interview with Avraham Kapitza


    Interview Summary
    Avraham Kapitza, born in Tykocin, Poland, on June 6, 1925, discusses his family life; pre-war antisemitism; the Germans' arrival in 1941; the administration of Tykocin under German occupation; fleeing to Knyszyn, Poland, where he stayed for three weeks; fleeing to Jasionowka, Poland; ending up in the Bialystok ghetto; being taken to Blizin; being sent to Birkenau, where he would have been killed because he was infected with typhoid fever, had it not been for a Jewish commander; being taken to Sosnowiec (Sosnowice) then Mauthausen; being taken to Gunskirchen; being liberated by Americans; traveling to Budapest, Hungary, and Salzburg, Austria; and immigrating to Israel in 1949.
    Avraham Kapitza
    interview:  1994 March 24
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

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

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Kapitza, Avraham, 1925-

    Administrative Notes

    Nathan Beyrak conducted the interview with Avraham Kapitza in Israel on March 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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