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Oral history interview with Calvin Netzer

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1992.A.0129.25 | RG Number: RG-50.029.0025

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    Oral history interview with Calvin Netzer

    Overview

    Interview Summary
    Calvin Netzer, born on October 10, 1924 in Mielec, Poland, discusses his two brothers; his father's vegetable business; attending public school and Hebrew school; experiencing antisemitism; the German invasion; the German soldiers rounding up people into the Mikvah and setting it on fire; forced menial labor for the town's Jewish population; his escape to his aunt's country farm and being captured by the Germans; being taken to Skarzysko-Kamienna in a packed cattle truck and being forced to dig anti-tank trenches; being transferred to Czestochowa and working on the railroad; being taught how to repair engines and locomotives; being sent by truck to Buchenwald and learning of his father's murder; being forced on a death march from Buchenwald; his liberation by British and American forces; the survival of 26 of the original 3000 on the death march; his life in Legalechffelt displaced persons camp near Bad Reichenow, Germany; his immigration to the United States; living in Washington, DC with his uncle; and the importance of oral testimonies for everyone.
    Interviewee
    Calvin Netzer
    Interviewer
    Larry Papier
    Date
    interview:  1992 May 31
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Larry Papier

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Extent
    1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Restrictions on use. Videotaped interviews must not be used in commercial stores for profit.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Netzer, Calvin, 1924-

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The interview with Calvin Netzer was produced by Larry Papier as part of a project to interview Holocaust survivors in the Washington, D.C. area. This volunteer project was conducted with support and technical advice from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received the interview in 1992.
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    2023-11-16 08:00:08
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