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Oral history interview with Paul Gast

Oral History | Accession Number: 1993.A.0088.29 | RG Number: RG-50.002.0029

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Paul Gast, born in Lódz, Poland on November 16, 1926, discusses his childhood in Lódz; his reaction to being the only survivor in his family after the Holocaust; his father's murder in the 1939 Aktion in Lódz; his move to the Lódz ghetto in 1940; his work in a factory in Lódz; his memories of primitive ghetto conditions; his transport to Auschwitz; his separation from his mother at selection in Auschwitz; his transport to Braunschwieg concentration camp; his memories of Ravensbrück concentration camp; his memories of Watenstedt, a labor camp in Germany; his description of horrible conditions at Ludwigslust concentration camp; seeing Russian soldiers cook human flesh at Ludwigslust; his liberation by American soldiers in May 1945 from Ludwigslust; his move to England in 1945; his education in British schools and universities; moving to New York in 1952; his military service in Korea; his move to Oklahoma; and his life in Verona, NJ.

Interviewee
Paul Gast
Interviewer
Joseph J. Preil
Date
1993 April 23  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
2 videocassettes (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Holocaust Resource Center of Kean University
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