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Oral history interview with Abram Enzel

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

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    Oral history interview with Abram Enzel


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Abram Enzel
    Larry Papier
    interview:  1993 November 13
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Larry Papier

    Physical Details

    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
    Enzel, Abram, 1916-

    Administrative Notes

    The interview with Abram Enzel 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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