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Oral history interview with Sam Spiegel

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0216 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0126

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Sam Spiegel, born in Kozienice, Poland on August 23, 1922, describes his family and childhood; being forced into a ghetto; his father’s involvement in the underground movement; working for the Judenrat and getting papers to leave the ghetto and get extra food; his deportation to Auschwitz in 1942; meeting his future wife in the camp; the Ukrainian camp guards; conditions in the camp and how inmates helped each other; going on a death march as the Allies neared Auschwitz; returning home and experiencing antisemitism; spending time in displaced persons camps; working for the United Nations Relief Organization and the Joint Distribution Committee after the war; getting married; immigrating to the United States; and returning to Europe to visit the concentration camps.

Interviewee
Sam Spiegel
Interviewer
Margaret Garrett
Date
1999 August 24  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 sound cassette (74 min.).
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