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Oral history interview with Shlomo Shafir

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

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

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.

Interviewee
Dr. Shlomo Shafir
Language
Hebrew
Extent
6 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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