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Oral history interview with Jack Salzberg

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1989.345.48 | RG Number: RG-50.005.0048

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    Oral history interview with Jack Salzberg


    Interview Summary
    Jack Salzberg, born May 25, 1923, describes his life growing up in Yanov (Janów), Poland (known as Potok Złoty) in an observant, Zionist family; his family moving to Bedzin, Poland in 1938; entering the Bedzin Ghetto and dealing with the Judenrat (Jewish council) and Moses Meryn; being deported to Auschwitz and selected to an elite program designed to train top Jews to be supervisors in the Krupp armaments factory; being taken to Gross-Rosen, Buchenwald, and Flossenbürg; ending up in a French convent hospital after he gorged on the food given to him by the American GIs during liberation; being treated for pneumonia; going to Weiden, Germany; hitchhiking home in July 1945; his wife’s experience escaping from a death march; getting married in February 1946; living in Germany for four years; and immigrating to the United States and moving to San Jose, CA.
    Jack Salzberg
    interview:  1984 January 29
    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..

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Salzberg, Jack, 1923-

    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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