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Oral history interview with Nathan Kalman

Oral History | Accession Number: 1993.A.0090 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0004

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Nathan Kalman (b. Natan Kalmonowitz) discusses his early life in Lodz, Poland; joining a Zionist organization in 1930; living on a kibbutz in Krakow for a year; marrying in 1939; the beginning of the German occupation; his mother’s work smuggling food; moving into the ghetto; the deaths of his mother, father, and son; being deported to Auschwitz in cattle cars; keeping a photo of his family in his shoe; conditions in Auschwitz; being moved to Gurlitz; working in an ammunition factory; liberation; remarrying; immigrating to the United States; and living in Israel from 1969-1989.

Interviewee
Nathan Kalman
Interviewer
Gail Schwartz
Date
1993 November 04  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
5 sound cassettes (60 min.).
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:39:31
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