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Oral history interview with Kurt Neubauer

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2009.214.30 | RG Number: RG-50.617.0030

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    Oral history interview with Kurt Neubauer


    Interview Summary
    Kurt Neubauer, born January 22, 1909 in Brno, Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic), discusses his family’s background in Lvov, Poland (now L'viv, Ukraine); his older sister; his childhood and education; training as a textile engineer; working in the textile industry in Czechoslovakia until 1940 when he was dismissed from his job; being forced to do labor on the railway; being sent to Terezín (Theresienstadt) in January 1942 and staying there until August 1944; his mother’s death in Terezín from tuberculosis; being in Auschwitz-Birkenau from August to October 1944; being transferred to Meuselwitz concentration camp; leaving Czechoslovakia illegally after the war; living in displaced persons game in the US zone of Germany; being sponsored by Ernest Morgensten to immigrate to Australia; arriving in Sydney on January 24, 1951; working for GM Holden, Ingot Mill (part of Alcoa Inc.), and Revlon Cosmetics; building a house in Northbridge (suburb in Sydney); and occasionally attending services at Temple Emanuel.
    Kurt Neubauer
    interview:  1981 December 09
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, acquired from Sophie Caplan

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    4 CD-ROMs.

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Neubauer, Kurt, 1909-

    Administrative Notes

    Holder of Originals
    Ms. Sophie Caplan
    Sophie Caplan donated her interview with Kurt Neubauer to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Oct. 2009. The collection was transferred to the Museum’s Oral History Branch in 2010.
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