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Oral history interview with Rudolf Daniel

Oral History | Accession Number: 1997.A.0445.21 | RG Number: RG-50.444.0021

Rudolf Daniel, born on August 15, 1924 in Bilovec, Czechoslovakia, describes being one of six children in a Romani family; attending school for several years and then working on farms before being deported to Austria for forced labor; returning home in 1941 for a holiday; getting married and not returning to Austria; being deported with other Roma to Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland; spending several years in the camp neighboring the Romani camp in Birkenau before being transferred to Auschwitz I; being taken to Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany; being transferred after six months to Dora concentration camp in Germany, where food was scarce and conditions were bad; being marched from Dora to Bergen-Belsen in 1945; Bergen-Belsen being liberated; returning to Bilovec and doing manual labor; his first wife dying in Birkenau and getting married again; moving to Teplice, Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic) and then Olomouc, Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic); and having six children.

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Rudolf Daniel
Ellen Szakal
Gail Kurtz
Bill Froming
interview:  1997 June 22
3 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2021-02-16 15:52:28
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