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Oral history interview with Alexander Karp

Oral History | Accession Number: 1993.A.0089.27 | RG Number: RG-50.155.0027

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Alexander Karp, born in Baktaloranthaza, Hungary, describes moving into the Kisvarda ghetto with his mother and 15 year old sister in 1944 when he was about 19 years old; the arrest of his father in Russia in 1942 and how they did not know if he was alive or dead; being transported with his family to Birkenau, where he was separated from his mother and sister; spending four months with an uncle in Birkenau; how he and his uncle claimed to be tool and die makers and were sent to several different camps; eventually ending up at an underground airplane factory in the Kochendorf area (Bad Friedrichshall, Germany); being evacuated in March 1945 to Dachau and then to Mittenwald, Germany, where they were liberated; and being reunited with his father in August 1945.

Interviewee
Alexander Karp
Interviewer
Sidney M. Bolkosky
Date
1995 September 14  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
2 videocassettes (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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