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Oral history interview with Isaac Engel

Oral History | Digitized | RG Number: RG-50.232.0024

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    Oral history interview with Isaac Engel


    Interview Summary
    Issac Engel, born circa 1921 in Zwolén, Poland, describes life before the war; his family’s hardware business; his family; his family’s religious observations; relations between Jews and non-Jews; the Jewish community; antisemitism; the beginning of the war in 1939; hiding with his family from the Germans; the separation of his family; moving between local villages; his family leaving hiding in 1942 and going to the town of Ciepielów; the resistance movement outside Zwolén; the rounded-up of his family by the Germans and being deported to Treblinka; being sent to Skarzysko-Kamienna as a forced laborer for the Hugo Schneider Aktiengesellschaft (HASAG); the conditions and forced labor he endured in Gross-Rosen, Nordhausen, Dora, and Bergen-Belsen; being liberated and living in a displaced persons camp in Celle; the fate of his family; immigrating to the United States; and talking about his Holocaust experiences.
    Isaac Engel
    Sidney M. Bolkosky
    interview:  1992 June 16-1992 June 25
    creation: Southfield (Mich.)

    Physical Details

    3 sound cassettes : analog.

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Engel, Isaac.

    Administrative Notes

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