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Oral history interview with Yehoshua Shachar

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.135 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0135

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Yehoshua Shachar, born in 1925 in Debrecen, Hungary, describes his orthodox family; community life and incidents of antisemitism; the Germans entering Hungary in March 1944; the increasing restrictions imposed on the Jewish community; how his mother and her three sons were forced to pack and were pushed with others onto crowded trains; going to Vienna, Austria, where he worked in a school and in farms; being forced to march with thousands to Mauthausen; conditions in the camp; Kapos; being sent on a truck to Gunskirchen; liberation by Americans; escaping the camp when Russians took over and he returned to Vienna to contact the JOINT; finding his family in Debrecen on August 20, 1945; his immigration to Palestine; and his postwar life and family in Israel.

Interviewee
Yehoshua Shachar
Date
1991 May  (interview)
Language
Hebrew
Extent
5 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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