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Oral history interview with Yosef Bau

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.317 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0317

Yosef Bau, born in Krakow, Poland in 1920, discusses studying art and German gothic letters, which saved him during the war; fleeing to Olszana in the suburbs when he could not attain an identification card from the Germans after the war; moving into the ghetto with the town’s other Jews in 1941; advertising his skills as a graphic artist and the Germans hiring him; the transfer of his family to the Płaszów camp; having his and his wife’s name added to Schindler’s list because his wife had saved the mother of the list-maker (Mietek Pemper); his wedding in the camp; spending time in Gross Rosen and Breznice, Czechoslovakia; writing poetry in his spare time and his book titled “The World and Myself”; searching for his family after the war and eventually finding his wife in a hospital; living with an acquaintance after the war because someone else was living in their home; and moving to Israel in 1950.

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Yosef Bau
interview:  1996 December 26
3 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:29:16
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