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Oral history interview with Avraham Kapitza

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

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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.

Interviewee
Avraham Kapitza
Date
1994 March 24  (interview)
Language
Hebrew
Extent
2 videocassettes (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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