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Oral history interview with Ernest Kolben

Oral History | Accession Number: 1994.A.0435 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0007

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Ernest Kolben describes his early life in Vienna, Austria; feeling like an outcast at school; his brother’s arrest and imprisonment in Dachau on Kristallnacht; changing conditions for the Jewish community; being sent to Theresienstadt; living and work conditions in the camp; being moved to Auschwitz in September 1944; volunteering to move to Buchenwald; arriving instead at Kaufering, near Dachau; being force marched to Camp Allach; liberation by American soldiers; his 30 day hospitalization; working for the Counterintelligence Corps to find SS members; returning to Vienna; marrying; immigrating to Montreal; moving to Chicago; and splitting his time between Vienna and the US.

Interviewee
Ernest Kolben
Interviewer
Gail Schwartz
Date
1994 April 06  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 sound cassette (90 min.).
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