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Oral history interview with Philip Goldstein

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1992.A.0125.37 | RG Number: RG-50.233.0037

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    Oral history interview with Philip Goldstein


    Interview Summary
    Philip Goldstein, born in 1922, discusses his childhood in Radom, Poland; his secular and religious education in Poland; joining the youth Zionist movement; participating in Hashomer Hatzair in Radom; the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and his family’s house arrest; forced labor; being marched to many towns in Poland including Belzec, Lublin, Annapol, and Krasnik; seeing his family for the last time in 1942; his deportation to Auschwitz-Birkenau with his brother; life in the camp; contracting typhus; walking from Auschwitz to Birkenau; living conditions in Birkenau; mass killings in Birkenau; building the gas chambers and crematoriums; the uprising in Birkenau in October 1944; returning to Auschwitz; evacuating Auschwitz-Birkenau; being forced to march to Gross-Rosen; rumors about war’s end; being liberated by U.S. troops; his relatives who survived; living in a displaced persons camp; immigrating to New York in 1945; and his family and life in the United States.
    Philip Goldstein
    Sharon Tash
    interview:  1992 June 02

    Physical Details

    2 sound cassettes (90 min.).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Goldstein, Philip, 1922-

    Administrative Notes

    Sharon Tash, of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ID Card Project, conducted the interview with Philip Goldstein in Chevy Chase, MD on June 2, 1992.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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