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Oral history interview with Bernard Klein and Emery Klein

Oral History | Accession Number: 1993.A.0089.28 | RG Number: RG-50.155.0028

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

Bernard and Emery Klein, brothers born in Humenné, Slovakia, describe their immediate family, including their parents and younger sister; the German occupation in 1939 and the deportations of Jews in 1941; how their family was not deported until 1944 because their father was an important farming advisor; Emery being sent with the family to Auschwitz without Bernard, who had become separated; the immediate gassing of their mother and sister; Bernard being reunited with his brother and father at Auschwitz a month later; being sent with their father to Gleiwitz, where Emery and his father worked in a factory while Bernard worked in the concentration camp kitchen; the evacuation of the camp in 1945 as the Russian Army advanced into the area and being sent to Blechhammer; how the German guards fled the camp, leaving the prisoners; walking with their father and several others back to Humenné; moving to Israel and Montreal, Canada; and eventually going to Detroit, MI.

Interviewee
Bernard Klein
Emery Klein
Date
1984 May 23  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
2 videocassettes (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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