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Oral history interview with Kurt Neubauer

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

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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.

Interviewee
Kurt Neubauer
Date
1981 December 09  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
4 CD-ROMs.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, acquired from Sophie Caplan