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Oral history interview with Samuel Goetz

Oral History | Accession Number: 1989.345.16 | RG Number: RG-50.005.0016

Samuel Goetz describes living in Tarnow, Poland; his Jewish family being assimilated into Polish society; Jews not being able to attend school; being 11 years old when the war began; the Germans rounding up the Jews on the one year anniversary of Kristallnacht; the family breaking apart; living in the ghetto and the restrictions placed on Jews; his family selling belongings on the black market; preparing for his bar mitzvah; events in the ghetto and his parents being deported to Belzec, where they died; briefly escaping the ghetto and hiding in a small room; returning to work in the ghetto; the liquidation of the ghetto and being sent to Cracow-Płaszów concentration camp then to Gross-Rosen; being marched to Mauthausen; his last week in the camp; and liberation.

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Goetz, Dr. Samuel
interview:  1983 March 05
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
1 sound recording : WAV.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the University of California, Los Angeles
Record last modified: 2022-06-10 11:13:27
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