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Oral history interview with Roman Frister

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.220 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0220

Roman Frister, born in 1928 in Bilsko, Poland, discusses the 1937 Bilsko pogrom; the family's move to Chelm, Poland, Zdolbunov, Ukraine, and Lvov, Poland, where they stayed until the summer of 1941; converting with his family when the Germans arrived; their move to the village of Suchowola, Poland; their escape to Kraków, Poland; pretending to be Poles escaping the Germans; the Kraków ghetto; being sent to Płaszów; in the summer 1943, being transported to a camp near Radom, Poland; working in a Sterkoviza steel factory; escaping at the end of 1944 and joining a partisan group in the forest; his capture and arrival at Auschwitz-Birkenau; work in a weapons factory in Swietochlowice, Poland; being taken by train to Mauthausen; being taken by train to camp Salvenberg, Austria to work as an engraver; being liberated by Americans; his hospitalization in Bratislava, Slovakia for tuberculosis in 1945; and his autobiography.

Roman Frister
interview:  1995 September 14
6 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:28:55
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