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Oral history interview with Ernest Weihs

Oral History | Accession Number: 1994.A.0447.31 | RG Number: RG-50.042.0031

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

Ernest Weihs, born in Vienna, Austria in November 1908, discusses his conversion from Judaism to Lutheranism at age eleven; the changing situation for Jews in Vienna, Austria in 1938; the aid that he and his future wife received from Swedish missionaries in Austria; his imprisonment in Theresienstadt in 1942; his marriage while in Theresienstadt; his escape from a death march on the way to Dachau concentration camp; his experiences with Kapos; the religious practices that took place in Theresienstadt; his brief time in Auschwitz concentration camp; and his witness to a suicide while in Kaufering concentration camp.

Interviewee
Ernst Weihs
Interviewer
Sandra Bradley
Date
1992 January 29  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
2 film reels : color ; 16 mm.
2 sound tape reels : analog, mono ; 7 in..
1 videocassette (D2) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
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