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Oral history interview with Joseph Birnholtz

Oral History | Digitized | RG Number: RG-50.232.0009

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    Oral history interview with Joseph Birnholtz


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Joseph Birnholtz
    Lawrence Berkove
    interview:  1982 May 09

    Physical Details

    1 sound cassette : analog.

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Birnholtz, Joseph.

    Administrative Notes

    Holder of Originals
    University of Michigan-Dearborn
    The University of Michigan, Dearborn conducted the interview with Joseph Birnaoltz. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the tapes in November 1992.
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