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Oral history interview with Henry Dorfman

Oral History | Digitized | RG Number: RG-50.232.0021

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    Oral history interview with Henry Dorfman


    Interview Summary
    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 for the full interview.]
    Dorfman, Henry
    Sidney M. Bolkosky
    interview:  1989 August 11
    creation: Southfield (Mich.)

    Physical Details

    1 sound cassette : analog.

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Dorfman, Henry, 1922-

    Administrative Notes

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