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Oral history interview with Abraham Lewent

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1989.A.0344 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0130

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    Oral history interview with Abraham Lewent

    Overview

    Interview Summary
    Abraham Lewent, born in July 1924 in Warsaw, Poland, describes his family; entering the Warsaw ghetto after the German occupation; hiding in a crawl space during a 1942 German raid and witnessing the capture of his mother and sisters; being deployed for forced labor nearby but escaping to return to his father in the ghetto; remaining in the ghetto until the uprising; his and his father’s deportation in 1943 to Majdanek, where his father died; his transfers to Skarzysko-Kamienna, Buchenwald, Schlieben, Bisingen, and finally to Dachau; and his liberation by American troops.
    Interviewee
    Abraham Lewent
    Interviewer
    Linda G. Kuzmack
    Date
    interview:  1989 October 20
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Genre/Form
    Oral histories.
    Extent
    2 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Lewent, Abraham, 1924-

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    Linda G. Kuzmack, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, conducted the interview with Abraham Lewent on October 20, 1989.
    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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    2023-11-16 08:00:55
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