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Oral history interview with Felix Goldberg

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1263.11 | RG Number: RG-50.166.0011

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Felix Goldberg, born January 2, 1917 near Kalisz, Poland, discusses being the youngest of five children; growing up poor; attending school; being drafted into the army when he war began; being a prisoner of war in Germany after the fall of Warsaw; being transported to a camp near Lublin, Poland and the terrible conditions there; being sent to Warsaw; removing his yellow star and being discovered by a German then beaten severely; finding his family in Turek in October 1941 and working there for year doing public works labor; the evacuation of Jews to Posen, Germany (now Poznan, Poland); men being made to do labor and many dying from typhus; being sent to Auschwitz at the end of 1942; conditions in the camp including the lack of food and selections; hearing rumors about the war; being sent to Gross-Rosen then Buchenwald from January to April 1945; being liberated from the camp by American troops; the first Sabbath service after liberation, which was organized by an American chaplain; his time in a displaced persons camp near Landsberg am Lech, Germany; meeting his future wife and getting married in the DP camp; going to the US in 1948; settling in Columbia, SC in October 1949; and working in the ceramic tile business.

Interviewee
Felix Goldberg
Date
1991 August 08  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 videotape reel (1" Type C) : sound, color ; 1 in..