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Oral history interview with William Loew

Oral History | Digitized | RG Number: RG-50.030.0307

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    Oral history interview with William Loew

    Overview

    Interview Summary
    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
    interview:  1995 March 01
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Genre/Form
    Oral histories.
    Extent
    4 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Loew, William, 1925-

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    Joan Ringelheim, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the oral history interview with William Loew on March 1, 1995. This interview is one of 51 oral histories included in the Miles Lerman Center for the Study of Jewish Resistance.
    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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    2023-11-16 08:01:58
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