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Oral history interview with Irving Horn

Oral History | Accession Number: 1992.A.0129.21 | RG Number: RG-50.029.0021

Irving Horn (né Esahar Hershenhorn), born on February 25, 1927 in Radom, Poland, discusses the German invasion of Poland and the implementation of anti-Jewish measures; the formation of a clandestine school in the ghetto; his father's work as a tanner; his clandestine bar mitzvah in the ghetto; the establishment of a Judenrat; food shortages and disease in the ghetto; smuggling and the Jewish police in the ghetto; deportations to Treblinka and the loss of his sister; forced labor in a weapons factory; Polish gentile attitudes towards Jews; his deportation to Auschwitz and transfer to a forced labor factory in Vaihingen an der Enz, Germany (Wiesengrund concentration camp); his flogging and solitary confinement by camp guards; his transfer to Dachau; his liberation and finding his brother; learning of the murder of his father; studying to be a civil engineer; immigrating to the United States in January 1948; attending the City School of New York; fighting in the Korean War; and his witness testimony at the trial of Jacob Holtz in 1989.

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Horn, Irving
Papier, Larry
interview:  1992 April 05
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Larry Papier
Record last modified: 2022-06-16 09:48:11
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