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Oral history interview with Ya'akov Tzur

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.206 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0206

Ya'akov Tzur, born Kurt Cierer in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic) in 1925, discusses the annexation of Austria in March 1938; the annexation of the Sudetenland; his mother's journey with Aliya Bet; his cancelled trip to go to England with a group of children in 1939; joining Aliyat Hanoar; enforcement of anti-Jewish laws; his father's work for a company called Monospol; his knowledge about the Warsaw uprising; being sent to Terezin in August 1943; being taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau; being sent to a camp in Heidelberg; being saved from a transport by Mengele; being taken to camp Schwarzheide; being sent to Sachsenhausen in February 1945; his work disabling unexploded bombs in Oranienberg, Germany; life in displaced persons camp in Hamburg; traveling to Prague, Budapest, and Italy; meeting the Jewish brigade, which took him to the displaced persons camp in Rome; traveling to the Capo di Leuca displaced persons camp; joining the Bricha organization; forging papers for aliya; time in Nonantola and Carrara, Italy; being taken to a camp in Famagusta, Cyprus; arrival and adjustment to life in Israel in 1946 in camp Atlit and Kibbutz Naan; and joining the Haganah and Palmach.

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Ya'akov Tzur
interview:  1994 April 21
3 videocassettes (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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