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Oral history interview with Martin Schlanger

Oral History | Accession Number: 1993.A.0089.23 | RG Number: RG-50.155.0023

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Martin Shlanger was born in Vel'ke Kapusany, Czechoslovakia (Velké Kapušany, Slovakia), describes moving to Budapest, Hungary in 1942 to work in a factory; the German occupation of Budapest in March 1944; acquiring false papers but being identified soon after as a Jew and arrested; being sent to Jaworzno, a sub-camp of Auschwitz; surviving a death march to Blechhammer in 1945 as the Russian Army invaded the area; hiding when the Germans left Blechhammer and being left behind at the camp and eventually encountering the Soviet Army; reuniting for a short time with his brother, who was serving with the Czechoslovak Brigade in the Soviet Army; and returning to his hometown where he lived until 1949 when he immigrated to Detroit, MI.

Interviewee
Martin Schlanger
Date
1983 March 04  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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