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Oral history interview with Amalie Salsitz

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

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    Oral history interview with Amalie Salsitz


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Amalie P. Salsitz
    Regine Beyer
    interview:  1999 July 08
    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.).

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    Administrative Notes

    Regine Beyer, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the interview with Amalie Salsitz on July 8, 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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