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Oral history interview with William J. Lowenberg

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0139

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

William J. Lowenberg, born on August 14, 1926 in Ochtrup, Germany, describes his family; moving to Borculo, Netherlands in 1936 because of the antisemitism his family was experiencing; attending school and working as a delivery boy for his father’s new store; his family’s arrest in 1940 and their deportation to Westerbork, where he performed forced labor in a metal shop; his family’s transport in 1943 to Birkenau, where his parents and sister died; his transfer to Warsaw, Poland, where he worked with a unit responsible for demolishing buildings in the former ghetto after saving whatever could be re-used by the German Army; remaining in Warsaw until late 1944, when he was taken to Dachau; going through the sub-camps of Dachau until he was sent on a death march, where Allied forces liberated him in April 1945; and returning to the Netherlands after his liberation.

Interviewee
William J. Lowenberg
Interviewer
Joan Ringelheim
Date
1993 January 28  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
5 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:04:10
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