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Oral history interview with Michael Silberstein

Oral History | Accession Number: 1996.A.0588 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0046

Michael Silberstein (né Mieczyslaw Silberstein), born in 1930 in Grudziadz, Poland, discusses his family; life before the war; the arrival of the German Army when he was nine years old; moving to Łódź, Poland; the establishment of the Łódź ghetto; being an errand boy and getting arrested in 1942; escaping arrest; living conditions in the ghetto; being deported to Birkenau in the summer of 1944; being sent on a death march in January 1945; arriving in Mauthausen; conditions and life in Mauthausen; liberation by the Americans; reuniting with his family; meeting family in England; immigrating to the United States in1952; being drafted into the U.S. Army; and his life after the war.


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Interviewee
Michael Silberstein
Interviewer
Gail Schwartz
Date
interview:  1996 October 10
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
5 sound cassettes (60 min.).
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:32:01
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