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Oral history interview with Solomon Schonberger

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.214.45 | RG Number: RG-50.617.0045

Solomon Schonberger, born October 19, 1929 in Velka Barezne, Czechoslovakia (now Velykyĭ Bereznyĭ, Ukraine), describes his family’s background; his childhood; being raised Orthodox; the fights between Jewish and non-Jewish children; Jewish businesses being taken away in 1941; hearing about the final solution; the creation of a ghetto on March 16, 1944; working in a factory in Uzhhorod, Ukraine; being deported to Auschwitz on May 30, 1944; being transferred in June 1944 to Bunzlau; being liberated by Russian troops in February 1945; returning briefly to Velka Barezne; spending two years in Liberec, Czech Republic; immigrating to Australia in 1948; being a merchant of ceramic tiles; getting married and his three sons; his feelings about Germans; and his participation in and support of the Jewish community.

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Schonberger, Solomon
interview:  1983 July 26
Oral histories.
10 CD-ROMs.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, acquired from Sophie Caplan