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Oral history interview with David Davis

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0347

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David Davis (né Davidovicz), born on June 7, 1914 in Sosnowiec, Poland, describes growing up in a community with mixed religions; going to a public school and having to deal with antisemitism; participating in Zionist organizations in his youth; the German invasion of his town on September 5, 1939; his family's decision to pretend to be Gentiles and living in the Gentile area of town for two years until a neighbor reported them; being deported to Markstadt, Germany in 1943 and helping to build the Fuenfteichen concentration camp; traveling back and forth between Fuenfteichen (Miloszyce) and Wrocław, Poland; marching to Gross-Rosen in 1944 and then to Buchenwald, where he spent four months; going to Theresienstadt, where he stayed for three and a half months until he was liberated; meeting his future wife after the war; going to the Landsberg and Bergen-Belsen displaced persons camps; and immigrating to the United States.

Interviewee
David Davis
Interviewer
Randy M. Goldman
Date
1995 August 02  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
6 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 11:14:30
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