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Oral history interview with Nathan Magier

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1992.A.0125.80 | RG Number: RG-50.233.0080

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    Oral history interview with Nathan Magier


    Interview Summary
    Nathan Magier, born in Bedzin, Poland on May 4, 1925, describes living with his mother, father, and two brothers when the Germans invaded; the several days of bombings; his brother being sent to a camp and never seeing him again; being put to work on various labor projects before being sent to the nearby Komyunki ghetto; being separated from his father in the ghetto and never seeing him again; hiding during the deportations in a wall with his mother; being sent in 1943 first to Birkenau and then to Auschwitz; working as a tailor in Birkenau; being put to work outside the camp while he was imprisoned in Auschwitz; escaping from Auschwitz and joining the underground resistance; being wounded; joining the Russian Army, but deserting and being arrested for his desertion; getting married in Italy, and going to Montreal, Canada in 1951; going to the United States in 1955; and living in Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey.
    Nathan Magier
    Anthony DiIorio
    interview:  1992 April 08

    Physical Details

    2 sound cassettes (90 min.).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Magier, Nathan, 1925-

    Administrative Notes

    Anthony Dilorio, of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ID Card Project, conducted the interview with Nathan Magier in Lake Hiawatha, NJ on April 8, 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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