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Oral history interview with David Bayer

Oral History | Accession Number: 1992.A.0129.6 | RG Number: RG-50.029.0006

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David Bayer, born on September 27, 1922 in Kozienice, Poland, describes his father, who owned a shoe factory before the war; having a comfortable childhood; his sister and brother; the German occupation of his town and being relocated to a ghetto; working on an irrigation project and being saved from deportation with his family by his project supervisor; hiding while workers were deported to a gun and cannon factory in Zachodzko, Poland and a munitions factory in Pieruszyce, Poland; being captured and sent to work in the factory in Pieruszyce; being taken to Birkenau, where he worked in a coal mine; the animalistic behavior of the prisoners; the Russians liberating Birkenau; making his way back to Kozieniec and staying there for a short while; traveling to Panama and then to Israel, where he immediately joined the army; and moving to the United States, where he lived for the remainder of his life.

Interviewee
Mr. David Bayer
Date
1992 March 15  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Gift of Larry Papier
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