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Oral history interview with Andrei Rosenberg

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2001.248 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0416

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    Oral history interview with Andrei Rosenberg


    Interview Summary
    Andrei Rosenberg, born in Uzhhorod, Czechoslovakia (now Ukraine), describes a happy but economically tough childhood; the Hungarian takeover of his town in 1938; his father’s arrest and murder by Hungarian soldiers in 1941; quitting school and going to work after his father’s death; the German invasion in 1944 and his deportation to Auschwitz; witnessing the selections made by Dr. Mengele; working in the Janina coal mine near Auschwitz; meeting several Jewish doctors in the camp, who helped him to survive; the evacuation of Auschwitz as the Russians neared Kraków; escaping from the death march by laying down in the forest and pretending to be dead; hiding in some sheds in Szczejkowice, Poland until Russians liberated him; walking 20 kilometers a day until he arrived at Hanushofser, Czechoslovakia, where he got a ride to Uzhhorod; reuniting with only his sister after the war; his draft into the Hungarian Army for three years; meeting his wife in 1953; and immigrating to the United States with his wife and children in 1973.
    Andrei Rosenberg
    Ina Navazelskis
    interview:  2001 November 07

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    2 sound cassettes (60 min.).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Rosenberg, Andrei.

    Administrative Notes

    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Oral History Branch conducted the interview with Andrei Rosenberg on November 7, 2001. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Archives Branch received the tapes of the interview in November 2001.
    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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