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Oral history interview with Sigmund Strochlitz

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1999.A.0030 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0397

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    Oral history interview with Sigmund Strochlitz


    Interview Summary
    Sigmund Strochlitz, born on the first day of Chanukah in 1916 in Będzin, Poland, describes growing up in a close-knit Jewish family; attending Kraków University in 1936 and experiencing antisemitism there; his transfer to a Business Academy in Kraków, where his sisters also went to school; his family’s move to Działoszyce, Poland in 1939 because of his father’s fear about the approaching war; moving alone to Lwów (L'viv, Ukraine) in 1939 while the rest of his family moved back to Będzin; his return to Będzin at his father’s request; marrying Sabina Koninski in 1940; moving into the Będzin ghetto in the spring of 1943; his supervision of a group of farmers cultivating food in the ghetto because of his father’s connections with the Judenrat; his deportation to Auschwitz-Birkenau in August 1943 and remaining there until October 26, 1944; the immediate gassing of his parents, sisters, and wife upon their arrival; meeting his second wife and a close companion in the camp; his transfer to the Dautmergen concentration camp in Germany; and his liberation in April 1945.
    Sigmund Strochlitz
    Katie Davis
    interview:  1999 February 25

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    9 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Personal Name
    Strochlitz, Sigmund.

    Administrative Notes

    Katie Davis, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the oral history interview with Sigmund Strochlitz on February 25, 1999.
    Funding Note
    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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