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Oral history interview with Mietek Pemper

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1284.14 | RG Number: RG-50.147.0014

Mietek Pemper describes the relationship between Itzhak Stern and Oskar Schindler; Stern's influence to save Jews; General Julius Schindler's inspection of the Płaszów armaments factory; the conversion of Płaszów to concentration camp on January 10, 1944; his experiences as Amon Goeth's stenographer from March 18, 1943 to September 1944; Goeth's indiscriminate brutality and inconsistencies of character; the relationship between of Schindler and Goeth as well as their characters; Schindler's motives for relationship with Goeth; his comparison of Schindler and Julius Madritsch; the health selection at Płaszów May 7, 1944; his knowledge through access to secret documents; Schindler's attempts to save Płaszów Jews and his motives; the poor quality of Brinnlitz production; the non-productivity of Brinnlitz, which was covered up by Schindler; Schindler's attitudes towards Jews, his concept of Schindlerjuden, and his post-war failures; Schindler's relations with Brinnlitz camp commandant Josef Leipold; and how Schindler maneuvered his transfer to the battle front in May 1945.

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Mietek Pemper
Jon Blair
interview:  1983 January 28
Documentary films.
1 sound cassette (90 min.).
Record last modified: 2020-04-07 10:59:55
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