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Oral history interview with Joseph Klaiman

Oral History | Digitized | RG Number: RG-50.232.0050

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    Oral history interview with Joseph Klaiman


    Interview Summary
    Joseph Klaiman, born May 20, 1925 in Łódź, Poland, discusses the Germans invasion of Poland; escaping with his father to Russia a month after the occupation; returning to Łódź to retrieve his mother and two brothers; being moved into the Łódź ghetto before they could escape; the deaths of both his parents in the ghetto; working in a factory in the ghetto; the deportation of his two brothers in 1941; being transported to Auschwitz; being sent to several camps including Gleiwitz I, Buchenwald, Holzen, and Blechhammer; escaping from a train transport just before the war ended and hiding alone in the forest for eight days; being liberated by British soldiers; staying in the Buchenwald displaced persons camp, where he met his future wife; immigrating to the United States; and settling in Detroit, MI in 1949.
    Joseph Klaiman

    Physical Details

    1 sound cassette : analog.

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Klaiman, Joseph.

    Administrative Notes

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