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Oral history interview with Shlomo Shapira

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

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

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.

Interviewee
Shlomo Shapira
Date
1991 June 21  (interview)
Language
Hebrew
Extent
4 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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