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Oral history interview with Solomon Radasky

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0305

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Solomon Radasky, born on May 17, 1910 in Warsaw, Poland, describes specializing in the selling of furs; being forced to make coats for the Germans after the establishment of the Warsaw ghetto in 1940; being outside of the ghetto during the April 1943 ghetto uprising and being wounded by a German soldier; his deportation to Majdanek in May 1943, where he stayed for nine weeks before transferring to Auschwitz, where he was one of many assigned to the job of burying the ashes produced from the burning of corpses in Birkenau; his death march to Gross-Rosen on January 18, 1945 and then to Dachau; being liberated by the United States Army on May 1, 1945; staying in the Feldafing displaced persons camp after the war and meeting his second wife; and immigrating in 1949 to the United States.

Interviewee
Solomon Radasky
Interviewer
Randy M. Goldman
Date
1995 January 23  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
4 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection