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Oral history interview with Norman Belfer

Oral History | Accession Number: 2000.168 | RG Number: RG-50.549.02.0063

Norman Belfer discusses his pre-war family life in Wodzisław, Poland; life in Poland after the German invasion; going into hiding in Kraków, Poland; staying in a displaced persons camp in Modena, Italy; traveling to Milan, Italy; daily life in Italy; learning of the fate of his family members who were taken to Auschwitz; his feelings toward the German people; his experiences traveling throughout Italy; his views on religion and antisemitism; meeting his wife and getting married; immigrating to the United States; attending New York University; Israel and Israeli politics; the importance of Holocaust remembrance; speaking publicly about his experiences during the Holocaust; life in New York, NY; his large family; returning to Poland; and joining the March of the Living to Auschwitz.

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Norman C. Belfer
Arwin Donohue
interview:  2000 March 01
Oral histories.
3 sound cassettes (60 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2023-05-24 12:41:58
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