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Oral history interview with William Luksenburg

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0140

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William Luksenburg, born in 1923 in Dąbrowa Górnicza, Poland, describes growing up in an Orthodox Jewish family; the German invasion in 1939 and the immediate imposition of curfews; his family being ordered into a ghetto and his brother being sent to a work camp; his deportation to the Blechhammer prison camp and then to Gleiwitz; bribing officials to discharge his brother from a hospital set for evacuation to Auschwitz; his transport to the Flossenbürg concentration camp in Germany in 1945; going on a death march but collapsing just before the US Army liberated him; discovering that his parents and brother had been killed; his rehabilitation in an American camp hospital; getting a job cleaning the GI barracks and learning that his former girlfriend was alive; marrying his girlfriend; and immigrating to the United States in 1948.

Interviewee
William Luksenburg
Interviewer
Linda G. Kuzmack
Date
1991 April 14  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
2 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-04-10 16:11:39
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