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Oral history interview with Isaac Silber

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.83 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0083

The interview describes Mr. Silber's childhood in Łódź, Poland; the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany; and the occupation of Łódź by German troops. Mr. Silber describes the violent and terrifying conditions of the Nazi occupation; his escape from murder by German troops; and being conscripted for forced labor in a brick factory. He describes returning to Łódź to learn of the murder of family members; his experiences in the Łódź ghetto and in work camps; giving up his baby daughter to be cared for by a non-Jewish family; and escaping with his wife and finding refuge in the farmhouse of a Polish man who hid them. Mr. Silber expresses the gratitude he feels to his rescuer.

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Isaac Silber
interview:  1992 October 13
2 videocassettes (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:32:32
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