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Oral history interview with Shaul Sagiv

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

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    Oral history interview with Shaul Sagiv


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Shaul Sagiv
    interview:  1992 September 23
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

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

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    Personal Name
    Sagiv, Shaul, 1924-

    Administrative Notes

    Nathan Beyrak conducted the interview with Shaul Sagiv in Israel on September 23, 1992, 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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