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Oral history interview with Samuel Goetz

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

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    Oral history interview with Samuel Goetz


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Dr. Samuel Goetz
    interview:  1983 March 05
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the University of California, Los Angeles

    Physical Details

    1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
    1 sound recording : WAV.

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Goetz, Sam (Samuel)

    Administrative Notes

    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History branch produced these interviews in cooperation with the University of California, Los Angeles. Both institutions house copies of the interviews.
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