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Oral history interview with William Loew

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0307

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William Loew, born on October 29, 1925 in Lwów, Poland (L'viv, Ukraine), describes his life growing up; moving into a ghetto with his family on January 1942; fleeing to Slovakia in May 1943 with the help of a woman who hid Jews; moving to Hungary in January 1944 and becoming a courier for the Jewish underground; being captured on a mission and taken to prison in Debrecen, Hungary in July 1944; his transfer to another prison in Budapest in September 1944; being transported to Auschwitz on October 29, 1944 and then to Flossenbürg on January 5, 1945; going on a death march on April 20, 1945; being liberated by the American Army; working in the American embassy in Germany; and immigrating to the United States in 1949.

Interviewee
William Loew
Interviewer
Joan Ringelheim
Date
1995 March 01  (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
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:13:15
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