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Oral history interview with William Luksenburg

Oral History | Digitized | RG Number: RG-50.030.0140

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    Oral history interview with William Luksenburg


    Interview Summary
    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.
    William Luksenburg
    Linda G. Kuzmack
    interview:  1991 April 14
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    2 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
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    Conditions on Use
    Restrictions on use. Interview cannot be used for sale in the Museum Shop. Interview cannot be used by a third party for creation of a work for commercial purposes.

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    Administrative Notes

    Linda Kuzmack, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the oral history interview with William Luksenburg on April 14, 1991.
    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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