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Oral history interview with Norman Salsitz

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1999.A.0302 | RG Number: RG-50.549.02.0052

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    Oral history interview with Norman Salsitz


    Interview Summary
    Norman Salsitz, May 6, 1920, discusses his pre-war family life in Kolbuszowa, Poland; living in a ghetto; witnessing the Gestapo shoot his father to death; joining the Armia Kryova; being shot by a member of Armia Kryova; his views on the importance of revenge; life in hiding; being liberated by Russian forces; post-war life in Poland; joining the Polish Army; joining the Polish Counter Intelligence Core; meeting his wife; uprisings in Poland; escaping to Berlin, Germany; working for Bricha; immigrating to the United States; his views on perpetrators during the Holocaust; his experiences with his American family members; starting a construction company; joining the George Washington Legion; going to Israel; his Jewish identity; communism and the Cold War; his experiences with antisemitism in the United States; his book titled “Against All Odds;” American politics and contemporary acts of genocide; his work with the Red Cross; sharing his Holocaust experiences with school children; and the importance of remembering the Holocaust.
    Norman Salsitz
    Regine Beyer
    interview:  1999 July 06
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

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

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    Administrative Notes

    Regine Beyer, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the interview with Norman Salsitz on July 5, 1999 in Springfield, NJ.
    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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