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Oral history interview with Sam Spiegel

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

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    Oral history interview with Sam Spiegel


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Samuel Spiegel
    Margaret Garrett
    interview:  1999 August 24

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    1 sound cassette (74 min.).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Spiegel, Sam, 1922-

    Administrative Notes

    Margaret Garrett, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History branch, conducted this interview on August 24, 1999. The interview was transferred to the Archives October 5, 1999.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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