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Oral history interview with Michael Diamond

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1999.A.0073 | RG Number: RG-50.549.02.0039

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    Oral history interview with Michael Diamond


    Interview Summary
    Michael Diamond (né Diamant), born July 10, 1919, discusses the death of his parents in Auschwitz; his liberation from Bergen-Belsen; living with Russian soldiers in Germany; returning home to Bratislava, Czechoslovakia (Slovakia); living with his sister in Prague, Czech Republic; working in a small store in Slovakia; meeting his wife and getting married; the rise of Communism; traveling to Israel; daily life in Israel; immigrating to the United States; living in New York; becoming an American citizen; his views on contemporary genocide and religion; and his feelings on the McCarthy era.
    Michael A. Diamond
    Katie Davis
    interview:  1999 March 30
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    3 sound cassettes (60 min.).

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Diamond, Michael, 1919-

    Administrative Notes

    Katie Davis, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the interview with Michael Diamond on March 30, 1999 in Chantilly, VA.
    Funding Note
    The production of this interview was made possible by Jeff and Toby Herr.
    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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