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Oral history interview with Edmund Josephs

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.214.38 | RG Number: RG-50.617.0038

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Edmond Josephs (né Edmund Jozefowicz), born October 28, 1912 in Wanne, Germany (part of Herne, Germany), discusses his family’s background; his childhood and education; moving with his family to Grudziadz, Poland in 1918; his work as a bookkeeping clerk in an iron foundry; doing his military service in the military police; going to Konski to work in an agricultural cooperative under German control; being arrested on August 20, 1943 and sent to Auschwitz (his number was 138040); being in Birkenau and quarantined in Block 30 (B II d); receiving a landing permit from the government in 1949 and immigrating to Australia; meeting his future wife on the ship “Protea”; working in the Camp Bathurst in New South Wales for two years; working in a factory in Surry Hills, NSW; and how his feelings about Germans have changed over the years.

Interviewee
Edmund Josephs
Date
1982 November 01  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 CD-ROM.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, acquired from Sophie Caplan
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:49:53
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