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Oral history interview with Rubin Wassertheil

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

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    Oral history interview with Rubin Wassertheil


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Rubin Wassertheil
    Geri Kras
    interview:  1999 September 27

    Physical Details

    1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Personal Name
    Wassertheil, Rubin.

    Administrative Notes

    Jewish Holocaust Museum and Research Centre conducted the interview on September 27, 1999, in Melbourne, Australia. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received the tape of the interview in November 1999.
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