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Oral history interview with Chil Rajchman

Oral History | Accession Number: 1988.H.0179 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0185

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

Chil Rajchman, born in June 1914 in Lódz, Poland, describes his childhood; leaving with his sister to go to Pruszków, a town near Warsaw, where they were interned in the ghetto there; working at a railroad labor camp while in Pruszków; being sent with his sister to Warsaw, where they obtained travel documents allowing them to go to Lubelski, Poland; being forced to travel by foot to Lubartów, Poland in October 1942; his deportation to Treblinka, where he worked as a barber shaving victims’ hair before they entered the gas chambers; escaping Treblinka and hiding with various people as he headed for Warsaw; moving on to Piastów, Poland, where he obtained false papers; remaining in Piastów, where he took part in the Polish uprising of August 1944; and remaining in hiding in Warsaw until he was liberated on January 17, 1945.

Interviewee
Chil M. Rajchman
Interviewer
Herman Taube
Date
1988 December 07  (interview)
Language
Yiddish
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
2 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
1 sound cassette (120 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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