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Oral history interview with Agi Rubin

Oral History | Accession Number: 1994.A.0447.24 | RG Number: RG-50.042.0024

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

Agi Rubin discusses being age 14 when she and her family were deported to Auschwitz; her family's arrival in Auschwitz concentration camp in 1944 and her separation from her mother during a selection; being registered and tattooed in Auschwitz; her work on a special commando sorting the belongings of recently gassed prisoners; how she and others in the commando sabotaged the clothing they sorted and tied into bundles; how the camp guards in Auschwitz singled out certain commandos for certain tasks; her observation of the gassing and cremation processes in Auschwitz and Birkenau; her experiences with a Kapo in Auschwitz; her memories of the "Garnerlager" or so-called "Gypsy" camp in Auschwitz; her observations of the selection process conducted by Josef Mengele at the Auschwitz train platform; her thoughts on how the crematoria in Auschwitz affected her senses; how some prisoners recited prayers on their way to the gas chambers; her experiences with lice; her time in Ravensbrück concentration camp; being sent on a death march in January 1945; and her thoughts on heroism as a part of survival. At the end of the interview, Rubin displays and discusses photographs from a family photo album.

Interviewee
Agi Rubin
Interviewer
Sandra Bradley
Date
1992 February 25  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Photograph albums.
Extent
4 film reels : color ; 16 mm.
6 sound tape reels : analog, mono ; 7 in..
3 videocassette (D2) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
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