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Oral history interview with Isaiah Henig

Oral History | Accession Number: 1996.A.0558 Duplicate 1 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0054

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Isaiah Henig (née Yeshiah Henig), born in 1915, discusses his childhood in Szydlowiec, Poland; his family and the Jewish community; his religious upbringing; the absence of antisemitism before the war; changing anti-Jewish attitudes after the German occupation; the outbreak of the war and changes in daily life; being conscripted for forced labor; the creation of the ghetto; living conditions in the ghetto; working as a laborer in Starachowice, Poland; diseases in the camp; working to build replacement parts for machines; not believing reports about Jewish deaths; being deported to Birkenau in the summer of 1944; working in a factory; being moved to other concentration camps, including Mauthausen and Hannover; Allied bombing of the area; being deported to Bergen-Belsen; living conditions in the camp; his job building cannons; liberation by the British; moving to a displaced persons camp; immigrating to the United States in 1951; his life after the war; and his feelings about what happened.

Interviewee
Isaiah Henig
Interviewer
Esther Finder
Date
1996 November 22  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
2 sound cassettes (74 min.).
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Record last modified: 2018-05-09 09:22:24
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