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Oral history interview with Gustav Schaumberger

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.132 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0132

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    Oral history interview with Gustav Schaumberger


    Interview Summary
    Gustav Schaumburger, born on December 6, 1925 in the small town Hlyboka, Ukraine; describes his family; his childhood; how in 1940 the Russians took back Bukovina, the Germans retreated, and how it affected daily life; how in May-June 1941 most Jews were ordered to move to a prescribed ghetto area; his family going to the Czernovitz (Chernivtsi) ghetto; life in the ghetto and having to forge and barter for food; being transferred to Mogilev-Podolsk, Ukraine; being liberated by partisans; the partisans distributing arms and ghetto conditions improving; the fates of his siblings; being recruited into the Red Army and sent to build an airport in Belarus; moving to Israel; and discussing his Holocaust experiences.
    Gustav Schaumberger
    interview:  1991 April 24
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

    4 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Corporate Name
    Red Army (Soviet Union)

    Administrative Notes

    Nathan Beyrak conducted the interview with Gustav Schaumberger in Israel on April 24,1991, for the Israel Documentation Project. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the tapes of the interview by transfer from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Dept. in February 1995.
    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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