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Oral history interview with Shaul Sagiv

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.141 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0141

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

Shaul Sagiv, born in 1924 in Linden Park, a suburb of Cologne, Germany (possibly Lindenthal), describes his family; his family moving to Arden, Netherlands in 1936; how at the beginning of 1939 the political situation became tense and he joined the Zionist youth organization; Kristallnacht, after which his father moved his business to Arnheim and the whole family moved to Amsterdam; returning to Arnheim when the German army entered Amsterdam; joining the Hachshara in June 1940 and went to a farm to work for a peasant; being ordered in June 1942 to go to a work camp but escaped and returned to work for a peasant; hiding in September with four friends in a forest; leaving after one month and returning to Arnheim; being taken by train to Westerbork, his arrival and initiation into the camp; friction between Dutch and German Jews in camp; how at the beginning of January 1944 the transports started again and he made a plan for his group to escape; his escape to Amsterdam and hiding out with a non-Jewish family while trying to get to France through Belgium; arriving in Paris, France and planning to escape to Spain over the Pyrenees; his train ride to Toulouse and his contact with the underground; his arrival in Spain, where he managed to get a permit to immigrate to Palestine and his adaptation to life in Israel.

Interviewee
Shaul Sagiv
Date
1992 September 23  (interview)
Language
Hebrew
Extent
10 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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