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Oral history interview with Helen Tichauer and Anna Palarczyk

Oral History | Accession Number: 1996.A.0523 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0446

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Helen Tichauer and Anna Palarczyk discuss a three-dimensional model of the Auschwitz concentration camp that Helen made at the request of German authorities; contracting typhus in the camp; how Gentiles were also selected and gassed at Auschwitz; Anna's experience working for an SS commandant before being deported to Auschwitz; Anna's time as the leader of one of the barracks in Auschwitz; political and language differences among the women in her barracks and a Christmas party that they held; the organization of the women's section of Auschwitz; the underground in the camp; mistakes that have been made in later maps and drawings of the camp; and the interaction that the women's camp had with the men's and family camps.

Interviewee
Anna S. Palarczyk
Helen S. Tichauer
Interviewer
Joan Ringelheim
Date
1996 August 16-1996 August 17  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
5 sound cassettes (60 min.).
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