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Oral history interview with Samuel Oliner

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.543 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0543

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

Samuel Oliner describes his childhood in Gorlitza, Poland, his memories antisemitism after the Nazi invasion of Poland; his family's forcible relocation to a ghetto in Bobowa; conditions in the ghetto; roundups of Jewish citizens in August 1942; his escape from the ghetto; the fate of his family who perished; disguising his identity; living as a Polish Catholic; working in a Nazi labor camp; escaping and returning to the family he had been living with; his liberation by the Soviets; the execution of Nazis; the rape of Polish women he observed; escaping Poland for Czechoslovakia; his time in a displaced persons camp in 1945; his immigration to England; and his immigration to the United States in 1950.

Interviewee
Dr. Samuel P. Oliner
Interviewer
Sandra Bendayan
Date
1994 January 14  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
2 videocassettes (Hi8) : sound, color ; 8mm.
Credit Line
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, acquired from Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:19:20
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