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Oral history interview with David Kahan

Oral History | Digitized | RG Number: RG-50.232.0043

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    Oral history interview with David Kahan


    Interview Summary
    David Kahan, born in 1928 in Gheorgheni, Romania, discusses being part of a large extended family; the German occupation beginning in April 1944; the full-scale persecution of Hungarian Jewry; the detainment of his family by the Hungarian Gendarmerie in a school room for several days; being sent with his family to an ad hoc ghetto in Szaszregen (Reghin), Romania; remaining incarcerated in a brick factory in Szaszregen for approximately four weeks; being deported to Auschwitz; arriving in Auschwitz; being separated from his family, who were gassed; being shaved, deloused, and held for future use on work details; being sent after four weeks to the Mühldorf labor camp in Southern Germany; doing forced labor for Organization Todt, clearing trees for the construction of an underground airplane factory; contracting typhus after he was liberated; being hospitalized in the displaced persons camp at Feldafing; having no desire to return to Romania; immigrating to the United States; arriving in New York in May 1949; moving to Minneapolis; eventually moving to Detroit circa 1950; getting married in 1953; and his three sons.
    David Kahan

    Physical Details

    2 sound cassettes : analog.

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Kahan, David.

    Administrative Notes

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