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Oral history interview with Kurt Kupferberg

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1997.A.0441.16 | RG Number: RG-50.462.0016

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    Oral history interview with Kurt Kupferberg


    Interview Summary
    Kurt Kupferberg, born in September 1907 in Berlin, Germany, describes his observant, middle-class family, who were originally from Galicia; how after World War I his family’s citizenship was changed to Polish; being part of the mass deportation to Zbaszyn, Poland in 1938; how a Nazi policeman had warned them to leave Germany earlier; his return to Germany in 1939; his deportation to and experiences in Sachsenhausen in 1939, Dachau in 1940, and Buchenwald in 1941; the selections and medical experimentation performed on him in Buchenwald; suffering from typhus following an injection; how as Allies approached Buchenwald, non-Jewish political prisoners sheltered Jews from the S.S.; liberation from Buchenwald; marrying a survivor in Berlin in 1946; and immigrating with his wife and baby to the United States in 1947.
    Kurt Kupferberg
    Josey G. Fisher
    interview:  1981 July 24
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Gratz College Holocaust Oral History Archive

    Physical Details

    5 sound cassettes (60 min.).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Kupferberg, Kurt, 1907-

    Administrative Notes

    The Gratz College Holocaust Oral History Archive conducted the interview with Kurt Kupferberg in Philadelphia, Pa., on July 24, 1981. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received the tapes of the interview from Gratz College on September 26, 1997.
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