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Oral history interview with Abram Enzel

Oral History | Accession Number: 1992.A.0129.33 | RG Number: RG-50.029.0033

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Abram Enzel, born in Czestochowa, Poland on June 18, 1916, describes his family composed of his parents and his four siblings; antisemitic incidents in his city beginning in 1938; how his family avoided being shot on September 5, 1939, “Bloody Sunday”; working in slave labor camps later that fall; the deportations to Treblinka that began from his city on the Yom Kippur of 1942; being the only person in his family not “selected”; working in the HASAG munitions factory until December 1944; being sent to the Gross-Rosen concentration camp and having to walk six to seven miles daily from the camp; a cruel Kapo in the camp; going on a death march in early 1945 and arriving at Dachau on April 27, 1945; spending some time in the Feldafing displaced persons camp in Germany; moving to Lübeck, Germany; arriving in the United States on April 9, 1951; and settling in Pittsburgh, PA, where he worked, married, and had one son.

Interviewee
Abram Enzel
Date
1993 November 13  (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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