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Oral history interview with Isaac Silber

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

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The interview describes Mr. Silber's childhood in Lodz, Poland; the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany; and the occupation of Lodz 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 Lodz to learn of the murder of family members; his experiences in the Lodz 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.

Interviewee
Isaac Silber
Date
1992 October 13  (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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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:57:20
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