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Oral history interview with Norman Salsitz

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

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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.

Interviewee
Norman Salsitz
Interviewer
Regina Baier
Date
1999 July 06  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
5 sound cassettes (60 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation