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Oral history interview with Irving Altus

Oral History | Digitized | RG Number: RG-50.232.0003

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    Oral history interview with Irving Altus


    Interview Summary
    Irving Altus, born August 15, 1920, in Czekanów, Poland, describes being the middle child in a family consisting of five children, his mother, and father, all of whom perished in the Holocaust; working as a paver; the Jewish community in Czekanów; the German invasion of Poland in 1939 and life during the occupation; being arrested and sent to various labor camps throughout Europe, including one in Königsberg, Germany; being transferred in 1942 to Auschwitz-Birkenau and assigned to an external Labor Kommando approximately 50 miles from the main camp; being forced to march westward towards Germany in 1945; arriving in Theresienstadt, where he was liberated by the Soviets after one day; returning briefly to his hometown; relocating to Munich, Germany; immigrating to the United States in 1949 with his wife and son; living in Albany, NY; and his family in Detroit, MI.
    Irving Altus
    Bernie Kent
    interview:  1982 June 02

    Physical Details

    2 sound cassettes : analog.

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Altus, Irving, 1920-

    Administrative Notes

    Holder of Originals
    University of Michigan-Dearborn
    The University of Michigan, Dearborn conducted the interview with Irving Altus June 2, 1982. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the tapes in November 1992
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