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Oral history interview with Rene Edgar Tressler

Oral History | Accession Number: 1997.A.0412 Duplicate 1 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0061

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Rene Edgar Tressler, born April 16, 1927 in Strakonice, Czech Republic, describes his childhood in Strakonice; his parents and brother; escaping to Prague, Czech Republic to live with his grandparents; his brother’s selection to be on the Board of Elders at Theresienstadt; how Theresienstadt was used as a showcase for the Red Cross; his deportation to Auschwitz; his camp number; being moved to Birkenau; his movement to Blechhammer camp; his experiences on a death march in February 1945; his arrival at Buchenwald; reuniting with his parents and brother after the liberation; escaping Czechoslovakia in 1956; immigrating to the United States; and authoring several books.

Interviewee
Rene Tressler
Interviewer
Gail Schwartz
Date
1997 February 20  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
4 sound cassettes (60 min.).
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