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Oral history interview with Yehoshua Glick

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.369 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0369

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

Yehoshua Glick, born in Debrecen, Hungary in 1924, describes being one of three children in a traditional Jewish family; attending religious school and a Jewish high school; how several members of his family were Zionists; Hitler coming to power; his father losing his job; how his brother and sister wanted to immigrate to Palestine, but could not obtain certificates; his whole family moving to Ujpest (now IV. Kerület, Budapest, Hungary); not being allowed to attend school; working in a knitting factory; being called up for forced labor in 1943; his work building roads, unloading trains, and working on fortifications near the Romanian border; the Germans arriving in March 1944; receiving an order to go to Czente (possibly Szente, Hungary) then to Zaita to clear bombing debris; being taken to the front in Galicia to repair roads; being injured in an attack by the Russians; being taken to the Kolomyya prison camp, and later to Volsk, Russia; being sent to another prison camp with Germans, Italians, and Jews; being taken by train to Donbas (Donets); contracting malaria; returning to Hungary, where he was hospitalized; going to Cyprus in 1949, joining his wife; and immigrating to Israel.

Interviewee
Yehoshua Glick
Date
2000 March 09  (interview)
Language
Hebrew
Extent
5 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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