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Oral history interview with Alexander Ehrlich

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.230 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0230

Alexander Ehrlich, born in Łódź, Poland in 1928, describes life before the war; his immediate and extended family; the beginning of the war; attending school until 4th grade; the black market; life in the Łódź ghetto; the synagogues being burned; the Jewish police; the physical effects he experienced from starvation; being sent to Auschwitz; conditions in Auschwitz; his work in Braunschweig for eight months; his transfer to Watenstedt and life in the camp; being taken by train to Ravensbrück; experiencing dysentery; being sent to Sundwigslust; liberation by the Americans; traveling to Łódź after the war; being taken to Kibbutz Waldorf in Germany; living in Bachenburg, Germany; receiving false Red Cross identity and traveling via Prague, Vienna, and Italy to Israel; arrival in Israel; and the psychological effects of the Holocaust and how the Eichmann trial was a turning point for him.

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Alexander Ehrlich
interview:  1995 June 02
9 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:28:57
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