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Oral history interview with Edmund Josephs

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

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    Oral history interview with Edmund Josephs

    Overview

    Interview Summary
    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
    interview:  1982 November 01
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, acquired from Sophie Caplan

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Genre/Form
    Oral histories.
    Extent
    1 CD-ROM.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Josephs, Edmund, 1912-

    Administrative Notes

    Holder of Originals
    Ms. Sophie Caplan
    Provenance
    Sophie Caplan donated her interview with Edmund Josephs to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Oct. 2009. The collection was transferred to the Museum’s Oral History Branch in 2010.
    Record last modified:
    2023-11-16 09:18:32
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