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Oral history interview with Shlomo Shafir

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.136 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0136

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    Oral history interview with Shlomo Shafir


    Interview Summary
    Shlomo Shafir, born in Berlin, Germany in 1924, describes being raised by his father and grandmother in Eitkoven, a small town in the Lithuanian east Prussian border; living with his father who moved to Kovno in 1938; the German take-over on June 22, 1941 and how antisemitism became much worse; moving to the ghetto with his father; editing and working on the underground news; mass killings in the ghetto; being deported with an aunt to Stutthof and then sent to Dachau on July 13, 1944; life in Dachau and his forced labor work; being transferred to Kaufering II and Kaufering I; continuing his extensive underground Zionist activities and even theater; their evacuation by train and march to the central Dachau camp; being liberated on May 2, 1945 and helped by villagers; going to Freimann displaced persons camp with the help of Jewish officers; spending two weeks in St. Ottilien hospital; staying in Bergen Belsen displaced persons camp; and immigrating to Palestine in April 1948.
    Dr. Shlomo Shafir
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

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

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    Personal Name
    Shafir, Shlomo.

    Administrative Notes

    Nathan Beyrak conducted the interview with Shlomo Shafir in Israel 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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