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Oral history interview with Chil Rajchman

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

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    Oral history interview with Chil Rajchman


    Interview Summary
    Chil Rajchman, born in June 1914 in Łódź, 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.
    Chil M. Rajchman
    Herman Taube
    interview:  1988 December 07
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

    Yiddish English
    Oral histories.
    2 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
    1 sound cassette (120 min.).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Rajchman, Chil, 1914-

    Administrative Notes

    Herman Taube, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the oral history interview with Chil Rajchman on December 7, 1988.
    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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