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Oral history interview with Amalie Salsitz

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0303 | RG Number: RG-50.549.02.0054

Amaile Salsitz, born October 21, 1922 in Munich, Germany, discusses being raised in Stanislawow, Poland, her various false identities during World War II; working as a secretary for the German Army in Poland; being liberated in Kraków, Poland; meeting her husband in the Polish underground; helping the Polish underground gain access to German documents; escaping from Russian forces and going to West Germany; her difficulties in immigrating to the United States; arriving in New York; becoming a Hebrew teacher; going to Israel; starting a family; how the memory of her experiences during the Holocaust affects her daily life; her views on Israel and Israeli politics; her views on religion; testifying against Holocaust perpetrators; and her views on contemporary acts of genocide.

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Salsitz, Amalie Petranker
Beyer, Regine
interview:  1999 July 08
Oral histories.
3 sound cassettes (60 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2022-06-24 20:09:48
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