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Oral history interview with Antonin Kalina

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1989.67.43 | RG Number: RG-50.012.0043

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    Oral history interview with Antonin Kalina


    Interview Summary
    Antonin Kalina, born in Czechoslovakia on February 17, 1902, describes his family and childhood; joining the Communist party early in his life; serving as a secretary in Buchenwald; helping people in the camp get new identities or lying for them when they were about to be killed; helping the children in the camp by keeping them together and getting special materials for them; life in the camp for the prisoners; and trying to help the children left at the camp at the war.
    Antonin Kalina
    Gay Block
    Malka Drucker
    interview:  1988 July 22

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    Oral histories.
    1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Gay Block
    Gay Block and Malka Drucker produced the interview with Antonin Kalina on July 22, 1988 for their book "Rescuers: Portraits of Moral Courage in the Holocaust," Holmes & Meier, 1992, as well as their documentary film "They Risked Their Lives: Rescuers of the Holocaust." The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch received the tapes of the interviews from Malka Drucker and Gay Block in March 1989.
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