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Oral history interview with Calvin Netzer

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

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.


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Interviewee
Calvin Netzer
Interviewer
Larry Papier
Date
interview:  1992 May 31
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Larry Papier
 
Record last modified: 2020-06-24 14:47:32
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