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Oral history interview with Andrei Rosenberg

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

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.

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Rosenberg, Andrei
Navazelskis, Ina
interview:  2001 November 07
Oral histories.
2 sound cassettes (60 min.).
Record last modified: 2022-06-23 09:43:31
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