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Oral history interview with Natan Gierowitz

Oral History | Digitized | RG Number: RG-50.030.0343

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    Oral history interview with Natan Gierowitz


    Interview Summary
    Natan Gierowitz, born in 1907 in Bielsk Podlaski, Poland, describes his experiences with non-violent antisemitism before the war; attending the business school of the University of Krakow; becoming involved in the Bund to fight antisemitism; working in Stanislav, Galicia (Ukraine) when the war broke out and living under Russian control; the German invasion of Stanislav in 1941; his deportation to Auschwitz-Birkenau, where he remained from 1942 to 1945; working with the underground forces in the camp; his liberation by the Russians in 1945 in an area near Prague, Czechoslovakia; going to Feldafing displaced persons camp; immigrating to the United States in 1945; attending a convention of the Jewish Labor Committee (JLC) in Atlantic City, NJ; and working for the JLC, helping people immigrate.
    Natan Gierowitz
    Randy M. Goldman
    interview:  1995 July 27
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

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

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Gierowitz, Natan, 1907-

    Administrative Notes

    Randy M. Goldman, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the oral history interview with Natan Gierowitz on July 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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