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Oral history interview with Solomon Fox

Oral History | Digitized | RG Number: RG-50.030.0322

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    Oral history interview with Solomon Fox


    Interview Summary
    Solomon Fox, born on September 2, 1922 in Łódź, Poland, describes his family and schooling; the German invasion on September 1, 1939 and the loss of his family’s business two weeks later; his mother leaving after curfew and disappearing; escaping to Warsaw with his father, brothers, and sister; and finding an apartment across from Pawiak Street; returning to Łódź and discovering that his mother was in prison; his mother escaping from prison in the winter of 1940 and never hearing from her again; the establishment of the Łódź ghetto in 1940; people in the ghetto preparing for their children to be taken away during selections; being forced to work for the Germans; the Criminal Police calling his father on April 16, 1942 and then the rest of his family on the 17th to see if they had any hidden money; the black market inside of the ghetto; attempting to have a normal life and attending concerts; the death of his father in November 1942; staying in the ghetto until its final liquidation in fall 1944, when he was deported to Sachsenhausen; being sent on a death march towards Berlin from April 25 to May 2, 1945; his liberation by American forces and going immediately to a hospital in Bergen-Belsen to recover; the Red Cross taking him to Sweden on July 7, 1945 with his brother; reuniting with his pre-war girlfriend and marrying her; immigrating to the United States in 1949; and the importance of religion in his life today.
    Solomon Fox
    Randy M. Goldman
    interview:  1995 April 13
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

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

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Fox, Solomon, 1922-

    Administrative Notes

    Randy M. Goldman, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the oral history interview with Solomon Fox on April 27, 1995.
    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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