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Oral history interview with Rubin Wassertheil

Oral History | Accession Number: 1996.A.0586.200 | RG Number: RG-50.407.0200

Rubin Wassertheil, born October 5, 1929 in Cieszyn, Poland, discusses his father, who ran a produce shop and regularly traveled to Katowice, Poland; his three brothers (Morlehai, Arnold, and Sigmund) and one sister, named Dola; his father who was to taken in the 1930s to Siberia to work; being sent on September 19, 1939 to Sanok to do forced labor on road construction; being transferred by train to Bobova; being transferred to Płaszów concentration camp near Krakow; spending several weeks in Camp C before being sent to Camp A; being sent to Buchenwald concentration camp in 1944; being sent to an ammunition factory in the Schlieben subcamp; being evacuated to Theresienstadt; being liberated on May 9, 1945; his life after the war; finding his father who was a leader in the Red Army; living on the border of Poland and Czechoslovakia and working on the black market; going to Paris, France; reuniting with his brother, Arnold, and hardly recognizing each other; his life in Paris; immigrating to Australia; and his thoughts on receiving reparations from Germany.

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Rubin Wassertheil
Geri Kras
interview:  1999 September 27
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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