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Oral history interview with Sam Weiss

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.79 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0079

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The interview describes Mr. Weiss's childhood in Ricka, Czechoslovakia (now Ukraine), the occupation of the town by Hungarian soldiers, and the conscription of Jewish men for forced labor. Mr. Weiss describes his father being sent to Germany for forced labor, the institution of anti-Jewish restrictions such as yellow stars, and in March 1944, the deportation of the Jews of Ricka. Mr. Weiss discusses his arrival at Auschwitz, being separated from his family and sent first a children's barracks, then to Camp Four in Munich, and lastly to Landsberg, a sub-camp of Dachau, where he was liberated by American troops in 1945. He describes his return to Ricka where he was reunited with his sister, his attempts to escape Czechoslovakia, and his imprisonment by Russian soldiers. Mr. Weiss describes his flight to Munich and immigration to the United States, his service in the United States military, and his family life and career in California.

Interviewee
Sam Weiss
Date
1992 June 25  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
2 videocassettes (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, acquired from Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
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