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Oral history interview with Richard Glazar

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1991.264.14 | RG Number: RG-50.234.0014

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    Oral history interview with Richard Glazar

    Overview

    Interview Summary
    Richard Glazar discusses his family life before WWII in Prague, Czech Republic; his work on a farm; his deportation to the Theresienstadt ghetto; his deportation to Treblinka; the arrangement and operation of the camp; learning about the purpose of the camp; the differences between SS and Ukrainian guards; the gold collected at the camp; the Treblinka uprising; hiding in the woods after his escape from Treblinka; his arrest in Poland and time masquerading as a partisan; working at a factory in Mannheim, Germany; making it across U.S. lines; proving that he was Jewish to the U.S. Army; his reunion with his mother; going back to university and getting married; working for a university in Prague, Czech Republic; gaining political asylum in Switzerland; and how the Holocaust affected his religious beliefs.
    Interviewee
    Richard Glazar
    Date
    interview:  1981 October 26

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Extent
    2 videocassettes (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Glazar, Richard.

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The oral history was recorded during the International Liberators Conferences in New York and Washington, DC by the United States Holocaust Memorial Council in October 1981.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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