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Oral history interview with Philip Vock

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1994.A.0442 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0433

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    Oral history interview with Philip Vock


    Interview Summary
    Philip Vock, born in 1929 in Paris, France, discusses his family background and childhood; the German invasion of France in 1940; the confiscation of the family business by the Germans; antisemitism that he encountered in the media and in personal contacts; leaving the occupied zone of France in 1941 and finding refuge in a town on the Spanish border; the German occupation of their town in November 1942; fleeing to Nice, France, which was occupied by the Italians; being denounced to and arrested by the Gestapo as they were preparing to move to another town; being transported to Drancy concentration camp in 1943; life in Drancy and the possibility of escape from the camp; his deportation to Auschwitz concentration camp in 1944; the intake process at Auschwitz and then his outside work detail; the black market within Auschwitz; a death march in January 1945 as the Allies were approaching the camp; life in Buchenwald and liberation; returning to Paris in April 1945; the return of his mother and uncle; and nightmares that he had after liberation.
    Mr. Philip D. Vock
    Alexandra Zapruder
    interview:  1994 May 26

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    2 sound cassettes (90 min.).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Vock, Philip, 1929-

    Administrative Notes

    Alexandra Zapruder, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the oral history interview with Philip Vock on May 26, 1994.
    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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