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Oral history interview with Henry Dorfman

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.232.0021

Henry Dorfman, born in Glowaczow, Poland in 1922, describes being separated from his mother and siblings and placed on a transport to the Treblinka death camp; escaping the train with his father; the death of his mother and siblings en route to, or immediately upon arrival at Treblinka; hiding with his father in a barn and being given assistance by one of the workers employed by the Volksdeutsche aristocrat; serving in a partisan unit until the area was liberated by the Soviet Army in 1944; remaining in Europe for several years following the end of the war; helping his father establish two businesses in Łódź, Poland and establishing his own in Germany; moving to the United States with his wife, Mala, whom he met in Poland after the war; living in Topeka, KS; and talking about his experiences.
[Note that the recording begins in the middle of the interview. See http://holocaust.umd.umich.edu/dorfman/ for the full interview.]


Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.
Interviewee
Henry Dorfman
Interviewer
Sidney M. Bolkosky
Date
interview:  1989 August 11
Geography
creation: Southfield (Mich.)
Language
English
Extent
1 sound cassette : analog.
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:36:07
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