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Oral history interview with Joseph Birnholtz

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.232.0009

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Joseph Birnholtz, born in Częstochowa, Poland, describes his childhood; growing up in a Chasidic community; the beginning of the war; doing forced labor in a factory with his twin sister; working for the Luftwaffe near the Jasna Górna (a monastery in Częstochowa); being forced with his family to live in the ghetto; the liquidation of the ghetto and being separated from his family and forced to work at the HASAG factory near Częstochowa; the guards in the camp; being liberated by the Russians in 1945; joining a kibbutz in Poland; moving to the United States; and becoming a cantor.

Interviewee
Joseph Birnholtz
Interviewer
Lawrence Berkove
Date
1982 May 09  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 sound cassette : analog.
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:41:43
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