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Oral history interview with Benjamin Hildesheim

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1996.A.0119 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0023

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    Oral history interview with Benjamin Hildesheim


    Interview Summary
    Benjamin (Beniek) Hildesheim discusses his childhood in Sieradz, Poland; his experiences with antisemitism and Jewish persecution in Sieradz before the Holocaust; his time in the ghettos of Sieradz and Łódź, Poland; his adoption by Chaim Rumkowski; his imprisonment at Auschwitz, Babice/Babitz (a small agricultural camp west of Auschwitz), and Buchenwald concentration camps; his participation in a death march to Theresienstadt, where he remained until liberation; his time in Prague, Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic), immediately after liberation; his immigration to Palestine in the first Aliyah after World War II in 1945; his participation in the Israel-Arab War of 1948 to 1949; and his life in Brazil and the United States after 1962.
    Benjamin Hildesheim
    Gail Schwartz
    interview:  1996 March 26

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    3 sound cassettes (60 min.).

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    Restrictions on use. Interview cannot be used for commercial purposes.

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    Administrative Notes

    Tapes of the Benjamin Hildesheim interview transferred to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on April 22, 1996.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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