Advanced Search

Learn About The Holocaust

Special Collections

My Saved Research




Skip to main content

Oral history interview with Dov Dafner

Oral History | Digitized | RG Number: RG-50.030.0283

Search this record's additional resources, such as finding aids, documents, or transcripts.

No results match this search term.
Check spelling and try again.

results are loading

0 results found for “keyward

    Oral history interview with Dov Dafner


    Interview Summary
    Dov Dafner, born on August 27, 1916 in Sosnowiec, Poland, describes working as a professional soccer player in his youth; enlisting in the Polish Army in 1938; experiencing antisemitism before and during his time in the army; fighting near Lwów, Poland (L'viv, Ukraine) against the Germans until they captured him; being turned over to the Soviets because of the Nazi-Soviet Pact; his deportation to Kraków, Poland, where he escaped en route with the help of two young Polish women; being captured by KGB agents and deported to Siberia to work as a logger in the Yakutsk region of Russia in June 1940; his transport to the Ural Mountains in Uzbekistan, where he worked as a machinist until 1944; going into the Polish Army under the Red Army command after the Siege of Stalingrad; returning to Sosnowiec in March 1945; meeting his wife on a train in Silesia; immigrating to Palestine, where he fought for Israel in 1948 and 1956; and immigrating to the United States in 1960.
    Dov Dafner
    Randy M. Goldman
    interview:  1994 September 12
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

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

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Restrictions on use. The interview may not be used for commercial or broadcast purposes without the express written permission of Dov Dafner.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Dafner, Dov, 1916-

    Administrative Notes

    Randy M. Goldman, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the oral history interview with Dov Dafner on September 12, 1994.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Record last modified:
    2023-11-16 08:01:49
    This page:

    Additional Resources

    Download & Licensing

    In-Person Research

    Contact Us