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Oral history interview with Murray Weisman

Oral History | Accession Number: 1992.A.0123.1.9 | RG Number: RG-50.035.01.0009

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Murray Weisman, born in Poland in 1930, discusses living in Lódz, Poland; the German occupation of Poland; ghettoization; forced labor; his memories of being deported; arriving in the camp, being stripped, searched for gold, given a number on his arm, put into a shower, and given clothes; lying about his age during the selection process; his job building roads; witnessing a mass murder of inmates; the suicide of some inmates; being taken to Auschwitz; the burning of the dead and weak during the journey; his work; the selections on Fridays; the torture from 1941 to 1942 in Auschwitz; the Kapos; being sent to Buna (Monowitz) concentration camp, where life was somewhat easier; starvation; having to sing while they marched; being in Buna for a year and a half; a bombing at the camp and trying to hide in a bunker; evacuating the camp and being forced to march to Gleiwitz (Gliwice), Poland; being taken on a train to Dora; the Americans bombing the train rails; being stabbed by a Nazi at one point; being sent to Buchenwald; seeing prisoners being taken out of the camps and shot or drowned; hiding in a pile of corpses for two days before being liberated by American soldiers; going to Paris, France; going to the United States for his studies; and his life in the US. Mr. Weisman also shows pictures and sings a song from the camps.

Interviewee
Murray Weisman
Date
1986  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
3 videocassettes (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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