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Oral history interview with Solomon Schonberger

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

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    Oral history interview with Solomon Schonberger


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Solomon Schonberger
    interview:  1983 July 26
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, acquired from Sophie Caplan

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    10 CD-ROMs.

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    Holder of Originals
    Ms. Sophie Caplan
    Sophie Caplan donated her interview with Solomon Schonberger 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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