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Oral history interview with Shlomo Shapira

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.137 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0137

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    Oral history interview with Shlomo Shapira


    Interview Summary
    Shlomo Shapira, born in Warsaw, Poland in 1924, describes his family; joining the Hashomer Hatzair youth movement; Operation Barbarossa and life in the Warsaw ghetto from 1941 to 1942, including death from hunger and typhoid fever; being sent to a labor camp and escaping; receiving a letter from his brother in Tarnów, Poland, which prompted him to escape posing as a Polish Christian; his escape and how he obtained false documents; liberation; his initial encounter with Soviet soldiers; going to Warsaw and seeing the destruction; life in the Föhrenwald refugee camp in Germany, where he learned carpentry; and his immigration to Israel.
    Shlomo Shapira
    interview:  1991 June 21
    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

    Personal Name
    Shapira, Shlomo, 1924-

    Administrative Notes

    Nathan Beyrak conducted the interview with Shlomo Shapira in Israel on June 21, 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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