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Oral history interview with Natan Gierowitz

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0343

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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.

Interviewee
Natan Gierowitz
Interviewer
Randy M. Goldman
Date
1995 July 27  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
8 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection